Min­is­ter of ill health

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WHAT HAP­PENED| AL­MOST EV­ERY NEWS­PA­PER in SA pro­vided wide cov­er­age of and com­ment on the ad­mis­sion (again) of Health Min­is­ter Dr Manto Tsha­bal­ala-Msi­mang to hospi­tal. In Oc­to­ber last year, it was pneu­mo­nia, this time it’s anaemia and other prob­lems, her doc­tor says. The De­part­ment of Health acted promptly this time in ap­point­ing an act­ing min­is­ter (Jeff Radebe).

WHAT OTH­ERS SAID CAPE TIMES says the crux of the mat­ter is whether the min­is­ter is still in a fit state to carry out her du­ties. The de­part­ment it­self gave the an­swer this time: No. The Cit­i­zen says that the min­is­ter’s ill health doesn’t make her im­mune to ques­tions about her abil­ity to do her job, and Jeff Radebe, with his own taxi prob­lems, is an un­healthy choice.

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