Criminal charges laid against South Africa’s Minister of Health and Health Director-General

“The allegations against Minister Mhkize are incredibly serious. It is unconscionable that President Cyril Ramaphosa does not take action against the Minister – pending the outcome of the Special Investigative Unit (SIU) investigation. The Minister cannot be both a player and a referee in the case concerning him. By remaining in his post while the SIU investigation takes place, he could undermine the integrity of the process and risk undue political influence.”