MKHIZE’S RISE THROUGH THE RANKS
1977 Recruited into the ANC while studying medicine at the University of Zululand. 1986 Goes into exile in Swaziland where he treats civilians and wounded Umkhonto we Sizwe members. Also develops health policies for the ANC. 1994 Becomes KwaZulu-Natal MEC for health, serving for a decade and becoming the longestserving provincial health MEC. Later he’s made MEC for finance and economic development in KZN. 2009 Is made premier of KZN. 2012 Elected treasurer general of the ANC.