Zweli Mkhize

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Zweli Mkhize claimed : “The storm that we have regularly warned South Africans about is now arriving,” External link

haveeru Saturday, July 11, 2020 9:58:00 AM EAT

Zweli Mkhize said : “bed capacity is still expected to be breached or overwhelmed in all provinces” External link

businessday Saturday, July 11, 2020 8:01:00 AM EAT

Zweli Mkhize said : "We have indicated in the past few days, as we have done in the past few months, that the surge is upon us at this point. This is the beginning of what we related to be a storm that we must raise up for," External link

news24 Saturday, July 11, 2020 7:42:00 AM EAT

Zweli Mkhize said ( about Gauteng Health ) : "What we are seeing in Gauteng is not surprising, but we need to remain concerned and vigilant by the rising numbers," External link

news24 Saturday, July 11, 2020 7:42:00 AM EAT

Zweli Mkhize said : "Several interventions have been put in place to address infections among healthcare workers. Guidelines to support all health workers across the continuum of care were developed," External link

allafrica Saturday, July 11, 2020 3:18:00 AM EAT

Zweli Mkhize said : "The purpose of this project by ECDOH is mainly for widening access to primary health care and delivering of chronic medicine for the most remote areas of the Eastern Cape province," External link

allafrica Saturday, July 11, 2020 3:18:00 AM EAT

Zweli Mkhize warned : "bed capacity is still expected to be breached or overwhelmed in all the provinces," External link

standardmedia Friday, July 10, 2020 9:32:00 PM EAT

Zweli Mkhize said : “The storm that we have consistently warned South Africans about is now arriving,” External link

time Friday, July 10, 2020 9:10:00 PM EAT

Zweli Mkhize said : “The storm that we have consistently warned South Africans about is now arriving,” External link

eagletribune Friday, July 10, 2020 6:54:00 PM EAT

Zweli Mkhize said : “The storm that we have consistently warned South Africans about is now arriving,” External link

wkbn Friday, July 10, 2020 6:25:00 PM EAT

Zweli Mkhize said : "When there was a lockdown, it was quite clear that casualty departments did not have a lot of pressure," External link

news24 Friday, July 10, 2020 6:08:00 PM EAT

Zweli Mkhize said : “The storm that we have consistently warned South Africans about is now arriving,” External link

TorontoStar Friday, July 10, 2020 6:00:00 PM EAT

Zweli Mkhize said : “The storm that we have consistently warned South Africans about is now arriving,” External link

egyptindependent Friday, July 10, 2020 5:49:00 PM EAT

Zweli Mkhize said : “The purpose of this project by the department is mainly for widening access to primary health care and delivering of chronic medicine for the most remote areas of the Eastern Cape province,” External link

citizen Friday, July 10, 2020 5:33:00 PM EAT

Zweli Mkhize said : “The storm that we have consistently warned South Africans about is now arriving,” External link

TorontoStar Friday, July 10, 2020 4:08:00 PM EAT

Zweli Mkhize said : "The storm that we have consistently warned South Africans about is now arriving," External link

medicalxpress Friday, July 10, 2020 4:03:00 PM EAT

Zweli Mkhize said : “This is an enormous achievement that we can all be proud of as South Africans,” External link

dailytrust Friday, July 10, 2020 3:54:00 PM EAT

Zweli Mkhize said : “The storm that we have consistently warned South Africans about is now arriving,” External link

therepublic Friday, July 10, 2020 3:26:00 PM EAT

Zweli Mkhize warned : "bed capacity is still expected to be breached or overwhelmed in all the provinces," External link

JakartaPost Friday, July 10, 2020 3:14:00 PM EAT

Zweli Mkhize said : “The storm that we have consistently warned South Africans about is now arriving,” External link

dailyjournal Friday, July 10, 2020 2:43:00 PM EAT

Zweli Mkhize said : “The storm that we have consistently warned South Africans about is now arriving,” External link

eagletribune Friday, July 10, 2020 1:45:00 PM EAT

Zweli Mkhize said : “The storm that we have consistently warned South Africans about is now arriving,” External link

news-yahoo Friday, July 10, 2020 1:36:00 PM EAT

Zweli Mkhize said : “The storm that we have consistently warned South Africans about is now arriving,” External link

beaumontenterprise Friday, July 10, 2020 1:29:00 PM EAT

Zweli Mkhize said : "The storm that we have consistently warned South Africans about is now arriving," External link

startribune Friday, July 10, 2020 1:27:00 PM EAT

Zweli Mkhize said : “The storm that we have consistently warned South Africans about is now arriving,” External link

680news Friday, July 10, 2020 1:26:00 PM EAT

Zweli Mkhize said : “The storm that we have consistently warned South Africans about is now arriving,” External link

seattlepi Friday, July 10, 2020 1:04:00 PM EAT

Zweli Mkhize said : "This is an enormous achievement that we can all be proud of as South Africans," External link

xinhuanet_en Friday, July 10, 2020 5:24:00 AM EAT

Zweli Mkhize said : "We convey our condolences to the loved ones of the departed and thank the healthcare workers who treated the deceased," External link

news24 Friday, July 10, 2020 1:31:00 AM EAT

Zweli Mkhize said : "I would like to pay special tribute to the men and women in the laboratory services, who have made this possible - this is an enormous achievement that we can all be proud of as South Africans," External link

news24 Friday, July 10, 2020 1:31:00 AM EAT

Zweli Mkhize warned : "bed capacity is still expected to be breached or overwhelmed in all the provinces," External link

modernghana Friday, July 10, 2020 12:59:00 AM EAT

Zweli Mkhize ajouté : “notre capacité en lits sera dépassée dans toutes les provinces” External link

AfricaNews-French Thursday, July 9, 2020 8:30:00 PM EAT

Zweli Mkhize said : “It’s no longer a matter of announcing numbers of confirmed cases. We are now at a point where it’s our fathers, mothers, brothers, sisters, close friend and comrades that are infected,” External link

guardian Thursday, July 9, 2020 8:27:00 PM EAT

Zweli Mkhize said : "The province, (however), has been advised that none of these scooters will be used as ambulances because they do not meet the specific requirements as provided for in the EMS Regulations, such as, minimum patient compartment space and equipment requirements," External link

news24 Thursday, July 9, 2020 7:29:00 PM EAT

Zweli Mkhize said : “It’s no longer a matter of announcing numbers of confirmed cases. We are now at a point where it’s our fathers, mothers, brothers, sisters, close friend and comrade that are infected,” External link

msn-uk Thursday, July 9, 2020 7:17:00 PM EAT

Zweli Mkhize ajouté : "notre capacité en lits sera dépassée dans toutes les provinces" External link

slateafrique Thursday, July 9, 2020 6:50:00 PM EAT

Zweli Mkhize acrescentou : "Nossa capacidade de leitos será excedida em todas as províncias" External link

em Thursday, July 9, 2020 5:36:00 PM EAT

Zweli Mkhize ajouté : "notre capacité en lits sera dépassée dans toutes les provinces" External link

tv5 Thursday, July 9, 2020 5:03:00 PM EAT

Zweli Mkhize said ( about Gauteng Health ) : "We believe that within the coming days, Gauteng will emerge with the highest Covid-19 numbers . Factors contributing to this trend are inward migration, the large population (especially in metros like Johannesburg, Ekurhuleni and Tshwane), increased congregating which spurs cluster outbreaks, and the level to which people are able to adapt to new behaviours such as social distancing and the wearing of masks" External link

news24 Thursday, July 9, 2020 8:55:00 AM EAT

Zweli Mkhize said ( about Strategy ) : “The Department of Health has developed and is implementing the Surge Strategy in anticipation of the peak. This will ensure that the department increases capacity for Covid-19,” External link

the-star Thursday, July 9, 2020 8:24:00 AM EAT

Zweli Mkhize said : “While the model projects a lower need for hospital [non-ICU] and ICU beds at a national level, bed capacity is still expected to be breached or overwhelmed in all provinces,” “Currently, planned hospital beds in the Eastern Cape and Gauteng are projected to be insufficient for combined non-ICU bed demand and the overflow from ICU once ICU capacity has been breached. Bed capacity… is expected to be breached in the next four weeks” External link

dailymaverick Thursday, July 9, 2020 4:26:00 AM EAT

Zweli Mkhize said : “The storm that we have consistently warned South Africans about is now arriving. As a nation we have every reason to be united in this fight against Covid-19. We dare not be divided,” External link

dailymaverick Thursday, July 9, 2020 4:26:00 AM EAT

Zweli Mkhize declared : "we have now reached the surge" External link

nzherald Thursday, July 9, 2020 1:20:00 AM EAT

Zweli Mkhize said : "We have now reached the surge. By now it's no longer a matter of announcing numbers of confirmed cases. We are now at a point where it's our fathers, mothers, brothers, sisters, close friends and comrades that are infected," External link

news24 Wednesday, July 8, 2020 7:17:00 PM EAT

Zweli Mkhize said : “We have now reached the surge,” “The storm that we have consistently warned South Africans about is now arriving” External link

eagletribune Wednesday, July 8, 2020 6:43:00 PM EAT

Zweli Mkhize said : “We have now reached the surge,” “The storm that we have consistently warned South Africans about is now arriving” External link

seattlepi Wednesday, July 8, 2020 5:55:00 PM EAT

Zweli Mkhize said : “We have now reached the surge,” “The storm that we have consistently warned South Africans about is now arriving” External link

TorontoStar Wednesday, July 8, 2020 5:45:00 PM EAT

Zweli Mkhize said : "We believe that within the coming days, Gauteng will emerge with the highest Covid-19 numbers . Factors contributing to this trend are inward migration, the large population (especially in metros like Johannesburg, Ekurhuleni and Tshwane), increased congregating which spurs cluster outbreaks, and the level to which people are able to adapt to new behaviours such as social distancing and the wearing of masks" External link

news24 Wednesday, July 8, 2020 10:13:00 AM EAT

Zweli Mkhize said : "We convey our condolences to the loved ones of the departed and thank the healthcare workers who treated the deceased," External link

news24 Wednesday, July 8, 2020 10:13:00 AM EAT

Zweli Mkhize said : “The mortality rate is 1,8%. The number of recoveries is 70 614, which translates to a recovery rate of 48,9%,” External link

the-star Monday, July 6, 2020 2:02:00 PM EAT

Zweli Mkhize said : "We wish to express our condolences to the loved ones of the departed and thank the health care workers who treated the deceased," External link

xinhuanet_en Monday, July 6, 2020 12:22:00 PM EAT

Zweli Mkhize said : "As of today, the cumulative number of confirmed Covid-19 cases in South Africa is 168 061. About 1 706 127 tests have been completed in total, of which 39 188 new tests are reported," External link

news24 Friday, July 3, 2020 1:51:00 AM EAT

Zweli Mkhize said : "We wish to express our condolences to the loved ones of the departed and thank the health care workers who treated the deceased. The mortality rate is 1,7% The number of recoveries is 81 999, which translates to a recovery rate of 48.8%," External link

news24 Friday, July 3, 2020 1:51:00 AM EAT

Zweli Mkhize said : “We wish to express our condolences to the loved ones of the departed and thank the health care workers who treated the deceased. The mortality rate is 1,7% The number of recoveries is 76 025, which translates to a recovery rate of 47,7%,” External link

the-star Thursday, July 2, 2020 5:35:00 PM EAT

Zweli Mkhize saying ( about Zweli Mkhize ) : “Mkhize can I respond to your tweets if the problems I have at one of your facilities continues, it’s becoming unbearable and they don’t seem to care. Didn’t eat for 48 hours” External link

eyewitness-news Thursday, July 2, 2020 7:57:00 AM EAT

Zweli Mkhize added ( about Kwazulu Natal ) : "Regrettably, we report a further 92 COVID-19 related deaths -- 17 from Eastern Cape, 28 from Gauteng, 10 from KwaZulu Natal and 37 from Western Cape. This brings the total deaths to 2,749," External link

nampa Thursday, July 2, 2020 4:54:00 AM EAT

Zweli Mkhize said : "We wish to express our condolences to the loved ones of the departed and thank the healthcare workers who treated the deceased. The mortality rate is 1.7%, The number of recoveries is 76 025, which translates to a recovery rate of 47.7%," External link

news24 Thursday, July 2, 2020 12:17:00 AM EAT

Zweli Mkhize said : “We are trying to save the nation from rapidly increasing infections and you think that you can go against some of the guidelines simply because you have a right to differ and defy when you wish to. "It’s unfortunate because if you think numbers are increasing now, wait for another two or three weeks, you are going to see the impact of the filling of taxis,” External link

iol Wednesday, July 1, 2020 10:52:00 PM EAT

Zweli Mkhize said : “We are extremely concerned that fatigue seems to have set in and South Africans are letting down their guard at a time when the spread of infection is surging,” External link

dailymaverick Wednesday, July 1, 2020 5:13:00 PM EAT

Zweli Mkhize said : “You can not have that kind of negligence. We are very grateful for those who spotted them and reported the matter. We need that vigilance from our communities,” External link

eyewitness-news Wednesday, July 1, 2020 1:38:00 PM EAT

Zweli Mkhize told : “That’s the only way we can slow down the infection,” External link

zbc Wednesday, July 1, 2020 1:29:00 PM EAT

Zweli Mkhize said : "About 1 630 008 tests have been completed in total, of which 33 013 new tests are reported," External link

news24 Wednesday, July 1, 2020 1:20:00 PM EAT

Zweli Mkhize said : "Some of the factors associated with in-hospital mortality were older age groups of males having comorbid hypertension, diabetes, chronic cardiac disease, chronic renal disease, malignancy, HIV and obesity," External link

news24 Wednesday, July 1, 2020 1:20:00 PM EAT

Zweli Mkhize said : “The surge is on the way,” “Particularly in Gauteng the numbers are locking up faster than anticipated. We want to plead to people to use the masks, hand washing, social distancing” External link

iol Wednesday, July 1, 2020 12:13:00 PM EAT

Zweli Mkhize warned : “We see poor or no social distancing in communities. Masks are being abandoned or not worn properly and there is laxity setting in around frequent hand-washing. This will directly influence the rise in numbers in the next two weeks,” External link

dailymaverick Tuesday, June 30, 2020 3:42:00 AM EAT

Zweli Mkhize noted : “community members remain reluctant to subject themselves to quarantine and isolation, despite government having secured these sites in various parts of the province” External link

dailymaverick Tuesday, June 30, 2020 3:42:00 AM EAT

Zweli Mkhize announced : “even those with low numbers now” External link

dailymaverick Tuesday, June 30, 2020 3:42:00 AM EAT

Zweli Mkhize said : “We had initially deployed a team of epidemiologists from the National Department of Health who intervened on an emergency basis to focus on the bottleneck in personal protective equipment (PPE) procurement and the immediate outbreak response,” External link

dailymaverick Tuesday, June 30, 2020 3:42:00 AM EAT

Zweli Mkhize said ( about Gauteng Health ) : "We believe that within the coming days, Gauteng will emerge with the highest Covid-19 numbers. Factors contributing to this trend are inward migration, the large population (especially in metros like Johannesburg, Ekurhuleni and Tshwane), increased congregating which spurs cluster outbreaks, and the level to which people are able to adapt to new behaviours such as social distancing and the wearing of masks," External link

allafrica Monday, June 29, 2020 9:19:00 PM EAT

Zweli Mkhize added ( about Kwazulu Natal ) : "It is anticipated that while every province will unfortunately witness an increase in their numbers, areas where there is high economic activity will experience an exponential rise, beginning with Gauteng, Western Cape and followed by the Eastern Cape and KwaZulu-Natal," External link

iol Monday, June 29, 2020 2:04:00 PM EAT

Zweli Mkhize said : “We believe that within the coming days, Gauteng will emerge with the highest COVID-19 numbers,” External link

sanews Monday, June 29, 2020 1:05:00 PM EAT

Zweli Mkhize said : “In addition to regular hand washing, social distancing and the correct wearing of masks at all times, early case detection, contact tracing, quarantine and isolation are the key armaments we have in our toolbox to break the cycle of infection,” External link

sanews Monday, June 29, 2020 1:05:00 PM EAT

Zweli Mkhize said : “As in other provinces, carriers of Coronavirus seed infection into spaces where people congregate, and so we have also seen a number of cluster outbreaks in Eastern Cape,” External link

sanews Monday, June 29, 2020 1:05:00 PM EAT

Zweli Mkhize said : “We can still improve this mortality rate by isolating and quarantining appropriately where required. This directly reduces exposure and protects those who are vulnerable,” External link

sanews Monday, June 29, 2020 1:05:00 PM EAT

Zweli Mkhize said : “We believe that within the coming days, Gauteng will emerge with the highest COVID-19 numbers,” External link

foreignaffairs-nz Monday, June 29, 2020 11:39:00 AM EAT

Zweli Mkhize said : “In addition to regular hand washing, social distancing and the correct wearing of masks at all times, early case detection, contact tracing, quarantine and isolation are the key armaments we have in our toolbox to break the cycle of infection,” External link

foreignaffairs-nz Monday, June 29, 2020 11:39:00 AM EAT

Zweli Mkhize said : “As in other provinces, carriers of Coronavirus seed infection into spaces where people congregate, and so we have also seen a number of cluster outbreaks in Eastern Cape,” External link

foreignaffairs-nz Monday, June 29, 2020 11:39:00 AM EAT

Zweli Mkhize said : “We can still improve this mortality rate by isolating and quarantining appropriately where required. This directly reduces exposure and protects those who are vulnerable,” External link

foreignaffairs-nz Monday, June 29, 2020 11:39:00 AM EAT

Zweli Mkhize said : "We are extremely concerned that fatigue seems to have set in and South Africans are letting down their guard at a time when the spread of infection is surging. We see poor or no social distancing in communities. Masks are being abandoned or not worn properly and there is laxity setting in around frequent hand-washing," External link

news24 Monday, June 29, 2020 9:00:00 AM EAT

Zweli Mkhize urged : "We do not have a vaccine. We do not have a cure. Our ability to break the cycle of infection depends on our willingness to remain focused and disciplined and take non-pharmaceutical interventions seriously," External link

news24 Monday, June 29, 2020 9:00:00 AM EAT

Zweli Mkhize said : "It will be important to engage community, religious and traditional leaders who can motivate individuals to adhere to non-pharmaceutical interventions," External link

news24 Monday, June 29, 2020 9:00:00 AM EAT

Zweli Mkhize said : "But government cannot manage this unilaterally. Every single South African now needs to focus on adhering to recommendations pertaining to non-pharmaceutical interventions. We are extremely concerned that fatigue seems to have set in and South Africans are letting down their guard at a time when the spread of infection is surging," External link

iol Monday, June 29, 2020 8:59:00 AM EAT

Zweli Mkhize said : "We will be supporting the province to ensure that they are capacitated to meet the rising demands. In addition to regular hand washing, social distancing and the correct wearing of masks at all times, early case detection, contact tracing, quarantine and isolation are the key armaments we have in our toolbox to break the cycle of infection. The province is being engaged to strengthen their contact tracing and quarantine/isolation uptake," External link

iol Sunday, June 28, 2020 9:16:00 PM EAT

Zweli Mkhize afirma : "Gostaríamos de expressar as nossas mais sentidas condolências aos cidadãos que perderam os seus ente-queridos ao mesmo tempo que queremos agradecer aos profissionais da saúde que cuidaram destes pacientes até ao último momento" External link

portalangop Sunday, June 28, 2020 8:29:00 PM EAT

Zweli Mkhize warning : "the worst is yet to come" External link

modernghana Saturday, June 27, 2020 9:11:00 PM EAT

Zweli Mkhize warning : "the worst is yet to come" External link

channelnewsasia Saturday, June 27, 2020 6:04:00 PM EAT

Zweli Mkhize warning : "the worst is yet to come" External link

pulse Saturday, June 27, 2020 5:36:00 PM EAT

Zweli Mkhize warning : "the worst is yet to come" External link

yahoo-au Saturday, June 27, 2020 5:27:00 PM EAT

Zweli Mkhize warning : "the worst is yet to come" External link

afp-en Saturday, June 27, 2020 4:56:00 PM EAT

Zweli Mkhize said : “We engaged the unions and encouraged them to be involved in the oversight of PPE stock management and this has proved to be a very useful collaboration, which has ensured that where we find problems we solve them together and avert labour disputes that would divert us from our most urgent work,” External link

dailymaverick Friday, June 26, 2020 3:43:00 AM EAT

Zweli Mkhize said : “For those healthcare workers who are still battling the virus, we wish them a speedy recovery and we are indeed very pleased that 1,993 have recovered,” External link

dailymaverick Friday, June 26, 2020 3:43:00 AM EAT

Zweli Mkhize acknowledges : “A lot is missing on the psycho-social support front for healthcare workers. There is the risk of them getting infected, losing their colleagues… many have died. How are they being helped to carry on? They need counselling. What mental care debriefing is there for those on the frontline?” External link

dailymaverick Friday, June 26, 2020 3:43:00 AM EAT

Zweli Mkhize said : “We are especially at an advantage as we are a country that is very familiar with dexamethasone,” External link

africanewswire Thursday, June 25, 2020 5:02:00 PM EAT

Zweli Mkhize said : "We have had to implement drastic measures to slow the spread of the virus, and we have had to regulate and at times enforce the regulations. But now the numbers are rising, and we have to adapt the World Health Organization's guidelines to our reality," External link

xinhuanet_en Thursday, June 25, 2020 6:46:00 AM EAT

Zweli Mkhize said : "We are faced with little choice but to open the economy despite the rising numbers. It will not help us to save people from COVID-19, only for them to succumb to hunger," External link

xinhuanet_en Thursday, June 25, 2020 6:46:00 AM EAT

Zweli Mkhize said : “We are especially at an advantage as we are a country that is very familiar with dexamethasone,” External link

vanguardngr Wednesday, June 24, 2020 8:03:00 AM EAT

Zweli Mkhize added : “Many people doubted that we could build field hospitals in a matter of weeks as we had seen in China. But… with energy, innovation and a focus on social justice, we can never be stopped from achieving what is necessary to save the lives of our people,” “The coronavirus pandemic demands no less, and you have all stepped up and become equal to the task. It is my wish that this initiative is the beginning of a lasting legacy that will positively impact the lives of our people for generations to come: the collaboration between public and private heralds a new future of partnership in the interest of building a stronger economy and creating a healthier population” External link

dailymaverick Wednesday, June 24, 2020 5:43:00 AM EAT

Zweli Mkhize said : “Yesterday evening, as we received the daily update for Covid-19 cases, we confirmed that South Africa has officially reached the 100,000 mark. When we reported the first case, none of us would have predicted that we would reach this landmark in a matter of months,” External link

dailymaverick Wednesday, June 24, 2020 5:43:00 AM EAT

Zweli Mkhize said : "We currently have a capacity of 7,134 ventilators of which 5,401 are currently available in both public and private sectors combined; 1,000 have been pledged to be donated and 733 have been procured," External link

xinhuanet_en Wednesday, June 24, 2020 4:33:00 AM EAT

Zweli Mkhize said : “Many people doubted that we could build a field hospital in a matter of weeks. We have seen this in China, but we have also seen how, in the process of our own collaboration, nothing can ever stop us from achieving whatever is necessary to save lives” External link

eyewitness-news Wednesday, June 24, 2020 12:07:00 AM EAT

Zweli Mkhize said : “it is also significant we have now seen a rapid rise in daily numbers of cases, of late exceeding 4 000 a day,” External link

the-star Tuesday, June 23, 2020 11:20:00 PM EAT

Zweli Mkhize said : “These figures are much lower than the 20 percent we had initially projected and represent a public health response that has placed emphasis on proactive, preventative medicine,” External link

the-star Tuesday, June 23, 2020 11:20:00 PM EAT

Zweli Mkhize said : “For those healthcare workers who are still battling the virus, we wish them a speedy recovery and we are indeed very pleased that 1 993 healthcare workers have recovered,” External link

the-star Tuesday, June 23, 2020 11:20:00 PM EAT

Zweli Mkhize said : "Our scientific estimation is that 60 to 70 percent of our population may be infected by coronavirus," External link

RTERadio Tuesday, June 23, 2020 10:43:00 PM EAT

Zweli Mkhize said : "We are especially at an advantage as we are a country that is very familiar with dexamethasone," External link

yahoo-au Tuesday, June 23, 2020 9:41:00 PM EAT

Zweli Mkhize said : "We are also very pleased to have had a conversation with VW on manufacturing non-invasive devices to deliver oxygen to patients who need assistance. We look forward to these developments because the guidelines for critical care are indicating that less invasive ventilation confers better outcomes," External link

news24 Tuesday, June 23, 2020 8:44:00 PM EAT

Zweli Mkhize said : "South Africa has a long and rich history with Germany" External link

news24 Tuesday, June 23, 2020 8:44:00 PM EAT

Zweli Mkhize said : "A great deal of thought has gone into the project," External link

news24 Tuesday, June 23, 2020 8:44:00 PM EAT

Zweli Mkhize said : “All the preparations that we had put in place, we will make use of at this point. Although we started with differing and flattening the curve, we did get acknowledgement from the WHO which pointed out the advantages of our proactive community-based strategy,” “There wasn’t a way we could keep a perpetual lockdown forever, because the pandemic is going to be with us for a couple of years. Currently, a number of vaccine trials are going on, but none of them are expected to give us a vaccine in the months to come. Therefore, we have to rely on a change of social behaviour to beat this virus” External link

sanews Tuesday, June 23, 2020 6:18:00 PM EAT

Zweli Mkhize said : "We are especially at an advantage as we are a country that is very familiar with dexamethasone," External link

pulse Tuesday, June 23, 2020 5:46:00 PM EAT

Zweli Mkhize said : “All the preparations that we had put in place, we will make use of at this point. Although we started with differing and flattening the curve, we did get acknowledgement from the WHO which pointed out the advantages of our proactive community-based strategy,” “There wasn’t a way we could keep a perpetual lockdown forever, because the pandemic is going to be with us for a couple of years. Currently, a number of vaccine trials are going on, but none of them are expected to give us a vaccine in the months to come. Therefore, we have to rely on a change of social behaviour to beat this virus” External link

foreignaffairs-nz Tuesday, June 23, 2020 5:10:00 PM EAT

Zweli Mkhize said : "We are especially at an advantage as we are a country that is very familiar with dexamethasone," External link

afp-en Tuesday, June 23, 2020 4:49:00 PM EAT

Zweli Mkhize said ( about Saida Harrigan ) : "As of today, the cumulative number of confirmed Covid-19 cases in South Africa is 92 681. The mortality rate is 2%. The number of recoveries is 50 326, which translates to a recovery rate of 54.3%. About 1 293 608 tests have been completed in total, of which 33 174 new tests are reported," External link

news24 Monday, June 22, 2020 11:14:00 PM EAT

Zweli Mkhize warned : “My fear is that by the time these pockets of society come to realise the severity of the virus, it will be far too late. Neglecting the warnings undermines all our efforts to contain the spread and prevent our healthcare facilities from becoming overwhelmed,” External link

citizen Monday, June 22, 2020 9:12:00 AM EAT

Zweli Mkhize said : “this breakthrough is excellent news for us and we are especially fortunate that it came as we are preparing for our upcoming surge” External link

MaltaIndipendent Sunday, June 21, 2020 8:26:00 PM EAT

Zweli Mkhize said : “this breakthrough is excellent news for us and we are especially fortunate that it came as we are preparing for our upcoming surge” External link

haaretz Sunday, June 21, 2020 12:11:00 PM EAT

Zweli Mkhize said : “this breakthrough is excellent news for us and we are especially fortunate that it came as we are preparing for our upcoming surge” External link

globalnews Sunday, June 21, 2020 7:52:00 AM EAT

Zweli Mkhize said : "this breakthrough is excellent news for us and we are especially fortunate that it came as we are preparing for our upcoming surge" External link

CBC Sunday, June 21, 2020 2:41:00 AM EAT

Zweli Mkhize said : "this breakthrough is excellent news for us and we are especially fortunate that it came as we are preparing for our upcoming surge" External link

telegram Sunday, June 21, 2020 12:23:00 AM EAT

Zweli Mkhize said : “this breakthrough is excellent news for us and we are especially fortunate that it came as we are preparing for our upcoming surge” External link

news4jax Saturday, June 20, 2020 11:12:00 PM EAT

Zweli Mkhize said : "this breakthrough is excellent news for us and we are especially fortunate that it came as we are preparing for our upcoming surge" External link

CBC Saturday, June 20, 2020 9:06:00 PM EAT

Zweli Mkhize said : “this breakthrough is excellent news for us and we are especially fortunate that it came as we are preparing for our upcoming surge” External link

taipeitimes Saturday, June 20, 2020 8:47:00 PM EAT

Zweli Mkhize said : “this breakthrough is excellent news for us and we are especially fortunate that it came as we are preparing for our upcoming surge” External link

wkyt Saturday, June 20, 2020 5:51:00 PM EAT

Zweli Mkhize said : “this breakthrough is excellent news for us and we are especially fortunate that it came as we are preparing for our upcoming surge” External link

eagletribune Saturday, June 20, 2020 4:55:00 PM EAT

Zweli Mkhize said : “this breakthrough is excellent news for us and we are especially fortunate that it came as we are preparing for our upcoming surge” External link

wsaw Saturday, June 20, 2020 4:15:00 PM EAT

Zweli Mkhize said : “this breakthrough is excellent news for us and we are especially fortunate that it came as we are preparing for our upcoming surge” External link

news-yahoo Saturday, June 20, 2020 3:52:00 PM EAT

Zweli Mkhize said : “this breakthrough is excellent news for us and we are especially fortunate that it came as we are preparing for our upcoming surge” External link

thejournal Saturday, June 20, 2020 2:39:00 PM EAT

Zweli Mkhize said : “this breakthrough is excellent news for us and we are especially fortunate that it came as we are preparing for our upcoming surge” External link

HindustanTimes Saturday, June 20, 2020 2:09:00 PM EAT

Zweli Mkhize said : "this breakthrough is excellent news for us and we are especially fortunate that it came as we are preparing for our upcoming surge" External link

Stuff Saturday, June 20, 2020 1:36:00 PM EAT

Zweli Mkhize said : “this breakthrough is excellent news for us and we are especially fortunate that it came as we are preparing for our upcoming surge” External link

heraldscotland Saturday, June 20, 2020 11:57:00 AM EAT

Zweli Mkhize said : “this breakthrough is excellent news for us and we are especially fortunate that it came as we are preparing for our upcoming surge” External link

arabnews Saturday, June 20, 2020 11:52:00 AM EAT

Zweli Mkhize said : “this breakthrough is excellent news for us and we are especially fortunate that it came as we are preparing for our upcoming surge” External link

wandsworthguardian Saturday, June 20, 2020 11:37:00 AM EAT

Zweli Mkhize said : “this breakthrough is excellent news for us and we are especially fortunate that it came as we are preparing for our upcoming surge” External link

irishexaminer Saturday, June 20, 2020 11:06:00 AM EAT

Zweli Mkhize said : “this breakthrough is excellent news for us and we are especially fortunate that it came as we are preparing for our upcoming surge” External link

yorkpress Saturday, June 20, 2020 10:47:00 AM EAT

Zweli Mkhize said : "this breakthrough is excellent news for us and we are especially fortunate that it came as we are preparing for our upcoming surge" External link

smh Saturday, June 20, 2020 10:46:00 AM EAT

Zweli Mkhize said : “this breakthrough is excellent news for us and we are especially fortunate that it came as we are preparing for our upcoming surge” External link

oxfordtimes Saturday, June 20, 2020 10:43:00 AM EAT

Zweli Mkhize said : “this breakthrough is excellent news for us and we are especially fortunate that it came as we are preparing for our upcoming surge” External link

timesofisrael Saturday, June 20, 2020 10:29:00 AM EAT

Zweli Mkhize said : “this breakthrough is excellent news for us and we are especially fortunate that it came as we are preparing for our upcoming surge” External link

independent-ie Saturday, June 20, 2020 10:21:00 AM EAT

Zweli Mkhize said : “this breakthrough is excellent news for us and we are especially fortunate that it came as we are preparing for our upcoming surge” External link

thecourier Saturday, June 20, 2020 10:21:00 AM EAT

Zweli Mkhize said : “this breakthrough is excellent news for us and we are especially fortunate that it came as we are preparing for our upcoming surge” External link

newsandstar Saturday, June 20, 2020 10:20:00 AM EAT

Zweli Mkhize said : “this breakthrough is excellent news for us and we are especially fortunate that it came as we are preparing for our upcoming surge” External link

click2houston Saturday, June 20, 2020 9:42:00 AM EAT

Zweli Mkhize said : “this breakthrough is excellent news for us and we are especially fortunate that it came as we are preparing for our upcoming surge” External link

eagletribune Saturday, June 20, 2020 9:37:00 AM EAT

Zweli Mkhize said : "this breakthrough is excellent news for us and we are especially fortunate that it came as we are preparing for our upcoming surge" External link

startribune Saturday, June 20, 2020 9:22:00 AM EAT

Zweli Mkhize said : “this breakthrough is excellent news for us and we are especially fortunate that it came as we are preparing for our upcoming surge” External link

therepublic Saturday, June 20, 2020 9:20:00 AM EAT

Zweli Mkhize said : “this breakthrough is excellent news for us and we are especially fortunate that it came as we are preparing for our upcoming surge” External link

tribtown Saturday, June 20, 2020 9:01:00 AM EAT

Zweli Mkhize said : “this breakthrough is excellent news for us and we are especially fortunate that it came as we are preparing for our upcoming surge” External link

news4jax Saturday, June 20, 2020 9:00:00 AM EAT

Zweli Mkhize said : “this breakthrough is excellent news for us and we are especially fortunate that it came as we are preparing for our upcoming surge” External link

beaumontenterprise Saturday, June 20, 2020 9:00:00 AM EAT

Zweli Mkhize said : “this breakthrough is excellent news for us and we are especially fortunate that it came as we are preparing for our upcoming surge” External link

clickondetroit Saturday, June 20, 2020 8:59:00 AM EAT

Zweli Mkhize said : “this breakthrough is excellent news for us and we are especially fortunate that it came as we are preparing for our upcoming surge” External link

seattlepi Saturday, June 20, 2020 8:53:00 AM EAT

Zweli Mkhize said : “this breakthrough is excellent news for us and we are especially fortunate that it came as we are preparing for our upcoming surge” External link

680news Saturday, June 20, 2020 8:51:00 AM EAT

Zweli Mkhize said : “this breakthrough is excellent news for us and we are especially fortunate that it came as we are preparing for our upcoming surge” External link

WashingtonPost Saturday, June 20, 2020 8:51:00 AM EAT

Zweli Mkhize said : “this breakthrough is excellent news for us and we are especially fortunate that it came as we are preparing for our upcoming surge” External link

ABCnews Saturday, June 20, 2020 8:34:00 AM EAT

Zweli Mkhize said : "this breakthrough is excellent news for us and we are especially fortunate that it came as we are preparing for our upcoming surge" External link

startribune Saturday, June 20, 2020 6:31:00 AM EAT

Zweli Mkhize said : “this breakthrough is excellent news for us and we are especially fortunate that it came as we are preparing for our upcoming surge” External link

seattlepi Saturday, June 20, 2020 6:21:00 AM EAT

Zweli Mkhize said : “this breakthrough is excellent news for us and we are especially fortunate that it came as we are preparing for our upcoming surge” External link

ABCnews Saturday, June 20, 2020 6:10:00 AM EAT

Zweli Mkhize said : “this breakthrough is excellent news for us and we are especially fortunate that it came as we are preparing for our upcoming surge” External link

eagletribune Saturday, June 20, 2020 6:02:00 AM EAT

Zweli Mkhize said : “this breakthrough is excellent news for us and we are especially fortunate that it came as we are preparing for our upcoming surge” External link

dailyjournal Saturday, June 20, 2020 5:23:00 AM EAT

Zweli Mkhize said : “this breakthrough is excellent news for us and we are especially fortunate that it came as we are preparing for our upcoming surge” External link

seattlepi Saturday, June 20, 2020 5:17:00 AM EAT

Zweli Mkhize said : “this breakthrough is excellent news for us and we are especially fortunate that it came as we are preparing for our upcoming surge” External link

eagletribune Saturday, June 20, 2020 5:00:00 AM EAT

Zweli Mkhize said : "this breakthrough is excellent news for us and we are especially fortunate that it came as we are preparing for our upcoming surge" External link

startribune Saturday, June 20, 2020 4:15:00 AM EAT

Zweli Mkhize said : “this breakthrough is excellent news for us and we are especially fortunate that it came as we are preparing for our upcoming surge” External link

seattlepi Saturday, June 20, 2020 4:13:00 AM EAT

Zweli Mkhize said : “this breakthrough is excellent news for us and we are especially fortunate that it came as we are preparing for our upcoming surge” External link

ABCnews Saturday, June 20, 2020 4:07:00 AM EAT

Zweli Mkhize said : “this breakthrough is excellent news for us and we are especially fortunate that it came as we are preparing for our upcoming surge” External link

tribtown Saturday, June 20, 2020 3:56:00 AM EAT

Zweli Mkhize said : “There are three major suppliers of intravenous dexamethasone in the country. One of the companies manufactures the oral equivalent and supplies it all over the world and so we are able to negotiate the security of our own supply right here at home,” External link

aa-en Saturday, June 20, 2020 2:48:00 AM EAT

Zweli Mkhize said : “this breakthrough is excellent news for us and we are especially fortunate that it came as we are preparing for our upcoming surge” External link

ABCnews Saturday, June 20, 2020 2:41:00 AM EAT

Zweli Mkhize said : “this breakthrough is excellent news for us and we are especially fortunate that it came as we are preparing for our upcoming surge” External link

seattlepi Saturday, June 20, 2020 2:41:00 AM EAT

Zweli Mkhize said : "this breakthrough is excellent news for us and we are especially fortunate that it came as we are preparing for our upcoming surge" External link

startribune Saturday, June 20, 2020 2:39:00 AM EAT

Zweli Mkhize said : "this breakthrough is excellent news for us and we are especially fortunate that it came as we are preparing for our upcoming surge" External link

startribune Saturday, June 20, 2020 2:13:00 AM EAT

Zweli Mkhize said : "There are three major suppliers of intravenous dexamethasone in the country. One of the companies manufactures the oral equivalent and supplies it all over the world and so we are able to negotiate the security of our own supply right here at home," External link

haberler-en Saturday, June 20, 2020 2:09:00 AM EAT

Zweli Mkhize said : "this breakthrough is excellent news for us and we are especially fortunate that it came as we are preparing for our upcoming surge" External link

startribune Saturday, June 20, 2020 1:15:00 AM EAT

Zweli Mkhize said : “this breakthrough is excellent news for us and we are especially fortunate that it came as we are preparing for our upcoming surge” External link

ABCnews Saturday, June 20, 2020 12:55:00 AM EAT

Zweli Mkhize said : “this breakthrough is excellent news for us and we are especially fortunate that it came as we are preparing for our upcoming surge” External link

clickondetroit Saturday, June 20, 2020 12:40:00 AM EAT

Zweli Mkhize said : “this breakthrough is excellent news for us and we are especially fortunate that it came as we are preparing for our upcoming surge” External link

seattlepi Saturday, June 20, 2020 12:20:00 AM EAT

Zweli Mkhize said : “this breakthrough is excellent news for us and we are especially fortunate that it came as we are preparing for our upcoming surge” External link

seattlepi Friday, June 19, 2020 11:55:00 PM EAT

Zweli Mkhize said : "this breakthrough is excellent news for us and we are especially fortunate that it came as we are preparing for our upcoming surge" External link

startribune Friday, June 19, 2020 11:34:00 PM EAT

Zweli Mkhize said : “this breakthrough is excellent news for us and we are especially fortunate that it came as we are preparing for our upcoming surge” External link

ABCnews Friday, June 19, 2020 11:23:00 PM EAT

Zweli Mkhize said : “this breakthrough is excellent news for us and we are especially fortunate that it came as we are preparing for our upcoming surge” External link

seattlepi Friday, June 19, 2020 11:20:00 PM EAT

Zweli Mkhize said : “this breakthrough is excellent news for us and we are especially fortunate that it came as we are preparing for our upcoming surge” External link

dailyjournal Friday, June 19, 2020 10:58:00 PM EAT

Zweli Mkhize said : “We must ensure that as the virus spreads, we are able to contain the curve. But as we open the economy, sustaining this requires a commitment to the goals of achieving UHC [Universal Health Coverage] and shifting emphasis from regulation and law enforcement to social compacting for mass buy in and compliance,” External link

sanews Friday, June 19, 2020 5:44:00 PM EAT

Zweli Mkhize said : “We made the necessary sacrifices amidst already murky economic conditions. We are faced with little choice but to open the economy, despite the rising numbers,” External link

sanews Friday, June 19, 2020 5:44:00 PM EAT

Zweli Mkhize added : “The number of health professionals as of June 1 that recovered is 808. The number of health professionals as of June 1 that died from Covid-19 is 18,” External link

iol Friday, June 19, 2020 3:35:00 PM EAT

Zweli Mkhize said : “We wish to express our condolences to the loved ones of the departed and thank the health care workers who treated the deceased,” External link

sanews Friday, June 19, 2020 11:30:00 AM EAT

Zweli Mkhize said : “We need to change the behaviour of our people. We need to wear masks, observe physical social distancing at the banks, at the shops, at the shisanyama, everywhere. We need to build this new culture,” External link

iol Friday, June 19, 2020 10:45:00 AM EAT

Zweli Mkhize said : “That collective discipline and co-operation is what allowed us to flatten the curve, push the peak out by a few months, save many lives and balance our resources,” External link

iol Friday, June 19, 2020 10:45:00 AM EAT

Zweli Mkhize said : “The fight against COVID-19 is going to be won at home, in a church, in a taxi, on the streets, in a restaurant… and in every part of our social lives. It is not about whether there is a curfew or there is a policeman watching your movements. This is now about every South African taking the fight on,” External link

eyewitness-news Thursday, June 18, 2020 10:44:00 PM EAT

Zweli Mkhize said : “This drug has been with us for a long time‚ but what is good is that there is now evidence that it is definitely helpful and for that reason we are quite excited,” “We have received a report from Oxford University that indicates about one third of the people on ventilators and 20% of those on oxygen tend to do much better [with the drug]. For us that is good news because at least we have something that has been proven‚ so we really hope it is going to help us reduce the numbers of people who succumb to the infection” External link

businessday Thursday, June 18, 2020 2:11:00 PM EAT

Zweli Mkhize said : "We can turn the tide against this enemy. As a country we can maintain control over the coronavirus," "We recognize that the coronavirus has wreaked its havoc into many sectors of society- and also continues to threaten those who have vulnerabilities. The socio-economic effects are being felt in grim ways; like when we see expressionism in Gender Based Violence or alcoholism and trauma," External link

iol Thursday, June 18, 2020 12:16:00 PM EAT

Zweli Mkhize said ( about Cyril Ramaphosa ) : "As South Africans, we cannot afford to have excuses. The whole world is going through what we are going through. Our hard won freedoms were to afford us the opportunity to be the masters of our own fate. As President Cyril Ramaphosa said, 'South Africa… it is in your hands.' We can choose how this story is going to go," External link

iol Thursday, June 18, 2020 12:16:00 PM EAT

Zweli Mkhize said : “Therefore, we currently have 34,407 active cases,” External link

citizen Wednesday, June 17, 2020 11:28:00 PM EAT

Zweli Mkhize said : “Today, as a nation, as humanity, we face an unseen enemy - an enemy that knows no race, no religion, no border, no government, no king, no peasant. It only knows human, and how to get from one to the next one,” External link

the-star Wednesday, June 17, 2020 5:35:00 PM EAT

Zweli Mkhize said : "The RECOVERY (Randomised Evaluation of COVid-19 thERapY) trial has published results on the therapeutic merits of low-dose dexamethasone, which are extremely promising and are easily implementable in our country," External link

news24 Wednesday, June 17, 2020 3:34:00 PM EAT

Zweli Mkhize said : “It is used in allergic reactions, asthma and other conditions where the inflammatory component of the disease needs to be controlled for better outcomes,” External link

foreignaffairs-nz Wednesday, June 17, 2020 11:44:00 AM EAT

Zweli Mkhize said : “It is used in allergic reactions, asthma and other conditions where the inflammatory component of the disease needs to be controlled for better outcomes,” External link

sanews Wednesday, June 17, 2020 11:03:00 AM EAT

Zweli Mkhize said : “But now, as we reopen the economy amidst rising infections, we appreciate more and more the difficulty of sustaining what feels unnatural,” External link

businessday Tuesday, June 16, 2020 10:58:00 PM EAT

Zweli Mkhize said : “We can turn the tide against this enemy. As a country we can maintain control over the Coronavirus,” External link

sanews Tuesday, June 16, 2020 5:09:00 PM EAT

Zweli Mkhize said : “This is the time that we need to be more united as we move on. It’s no longer going to be about what the government has said or done - it will be about how each individual responds,” External link

sanews Tuesday, June 16, 2020 5:09:00 PM EAT

Zweli Mkhize said : “We can turn the tide against this enemy. As a country we can maintain control over the Coronavirus,” External link

foreignaffairs-nz Tuesday, June 16, 2020 3:45:00 PM EAT

Zweli Mkhize said : “This is the time that we need to be more united as we move on. It’s no longer going to be about what the government has said or done – it will be about how each individual responds,” External link

foreignaffairs-nz Tuesday, June 16, 2020 3:45:00 PM EAT

Zweli Mkhize said : "Major resources will go to the areas where there is more positivity which we call hotspots," External link

BBCMonitoring Monday, June 15, 2020 10:02:00 PM EAT

Zweli Mkhize said : “The recoveries to date are 38,531, this translates to a recovery rate of 55%,” External link

aa-en Monday, June 15, 2020 2:57:00 PM EAT

Zweli Mkhize said : “The recoveries to date are 38,531, this translates to a recovery rate of 55%,” External link

yenisafak-en Monday, June 15, 2020 1:47:00 PM EAT

Zweli Mkhize said : "We extend our condolences to the loved ones of the departed and thank the healthcare workers who treated the deceased," External link

news24 Sunday, June 14, 2020 12:34:00 AM EAT

Zweli Mkhize said : "We extend our condolences to the loved ones of the departed and thank the healthcare workers who treated the deceased," External link

news24 Saturday, June 13, 2020 1:42:00 AM EAT

Zweli Mkhize said : “We have reached a milestone in testing: 1 028 399 tests have been conducted cumulatively,” External link

foreignaffairs-nz Friday, June 12, 2020 11:47:00 AM EAT

Zweli Mkhize said : “This brings the total national deaths to 1284 with a mortality rate of 2,2%. We extend our condolences to the loved ones of the departed and thank the health care workers who treated the deceased,” External link

iol Friday, June 12, 2020 11:43:00 AM EAT

Zweli Mkhize said : "We extend our condolences to the loved ones of the departed and thank healthcare workers who treated the deceased," External link

news24 Friday, June 12, 2020 1:20:00 AM EAT

Zweli Mkhize said ( about National Health ) : "This was no small feat and I would like to pay tribute to all the technicians and pathologists in the NHLS (National Health Loboratory Service) and private laboratories and all the staff who work in the most risky environment, 24 hours a day, to churn out these results," External link

xinhuanet_en Friday, June 12, 2020 12:58:00 AM EAT

Zweli Mkhize said : “Today we have reached a milestone, over one million tests have been completed. This was no small feat and I would like to pay tribute to all the technicians and pathologists in the NHLS and private laboratories and all the staff who work in the most risky environment, 24 hours a day, to churn out these results,” External link

eyewitness-news Thursday, June 11, 2020 9:23:00 PM EAT

Zweli Mkhize said : “I would also like to thank the labs for the hard work that is being done now to clear the backlog and improve turnaround times for processing of specimens. A total of 1,028,399 tests have been conducted cumulatively, of which 29,999 were conducted since the last report,” External link

citizen Thursday, June 11, 2020 9:07:00 PM EAT

Zweli Mkhize said : "We extend our condolences to the loved ones of the departed and thank the healthcare workers who treated the deceased," External link

news24 Thursday, June 11, 2020 1:06:00 AM EAT

Zweli Mkhize said ( about National Health ) : "This evening we are saddened to report that one of the deaths that have been reported is that of an employee of the National Health Laboratory Services (NHLS). She had tested positive for Covid-19 a few weeks ago and was admitted to hospital. She died today. We are deeply saddened by this news and wish to send words of comfort to her family and thank them for having allowed their loved one to serve the country during this difficult time," External link

iol Wednesday, June 10, 2020 10:03:00 PM EAT

Zweli Mkhize said : "Regrettably, we report a further 82 Covid-19 related deaths: 61 from Western Cape, 11 from the Eastern Cape, and 10 from Gauteng province," "We extend our condolences to the loved ones of the departed and thank the healthcare workers who treated the deceased" External link

news24 Tuesday, June 9, 2020 11:19:00 PM EAT

Zweli Mkhize said : "This brings the total national deaths to 1162 with a mortality rate of 2,2%. We extend our condolences to the loved ones of the departed and thank the health care workers who treated the deceased," External link

iol Tuesday, June 9, 2020 11:05:00 PM EAT

Zweli Mkhize said : "This brings the total national deaths to 1080 with a mortality rate of 2,1%. We extend our condolences to the loved ones of the departed and thank the health care workers who treated the deceased," External link

iol Tuesday, June 9, 2020 2:49:00 PM EAT

Zweli Mkhize said : “We are saying the pandemic is going to be with us for a long time. We can’t abandon schooling and economic activity. Some children are doing e-learning, but the bulk of children don’t have the ability to be part of e-learning. This is a problem of us trying to walk together,” External link

iol Monday, June 8, 2020 11:41:00 AM EAT

Zweli Mkhize said : “We are saying the pandemic is going to be with us for a long time. We can’t abandon schooling and economic activity. Some children are doing e-learning, but the bulk of children don’t have the ability to be part of e-learning. This is a problem of us trying to walk together,” External link

iol Monday, June 8, 2020 11:41:00 AM EAT

Zweli Mkhize said : "We are saying the pandemic is going to be with us for a long time. We can't abandon schooling and economic activity. We can see some children are doing e-learning, but the bulk of the children don't have an activity to be part of e-learning. This is a problem of us trying to walk together," External link

iol Monday, June 8, 2020 9:50:00 AM EAT

Zweli Mkhize said : “Although the numbers of Covid-19 related deaths are rising, our mortality rate remains at 2%, well below the global average of 6%,” External link

zbc Sunday, June 7, 2020 2:46:00 PM EAT

Zweli Mkhize said : “We are saying the pandemic is going to be with us for a long time. We can’t abandon schooling and economic activity. We can see some children are doing e-learning, but the bulk of the children don’t have activity to be part of e-learning. This is a problem of us trying to walk together,” External link

zbc Sunday, June 7, 2020 2:46:00 PM EAT

Zweli Mkhize said : “Covid-19 still remains a danger that is worse now than when the first case broke. "We have seen our numbers increasing to 23000 and above What we have learnt is that flattening the curve is vital” External link

iol Sunday, June 7, 2020 8:28:00 AM EAT

Zweli Mkhize said : "The recoveries to date are 24 258. This translates to a recovery rate of 52.8%," External link

news24 Saturday, June 6, 2020 11:41:00 PM EAT

Zweli Mkhize said : “We must unite, use our protocols, and turn the situation around. I’m quite definite that we will be able to do so. And I want us to make sure the Western Cape is an example - where the numbers were kind of looking like they were getting out of control - but we were able to rein them in,” External link

eyewitness-news Friday, June 5, 2020 6:54:00 PM EAT

Zweli Mkhize said : “With not only dealing with positive cases but also the number of contacts. Fortunately, there had been a good testing rate in the identified hotspots,” External link

citizen Friday, June 5, 2020 4:24:00 PM EAT

Zweli Mkhize said : "This brings the total national deaths to 848," External link

nampa Friday, June 5, 2020 4:45:00 AM EAT

Zweli Mkhize said : "The recoveries to date are 21 311. This translates to a recovery rate of 52.24%," External link

news24 Friday, June 5, 2020 12:50:00 AM EAT

Zweli Mkhize said ( about Kwazulu Natal ) : "Regrettably, we report 56 more Covid-19 related deaths: 1 in KwaZulu Natal, 1 in the Free State and 54 in Western Cape. This brings the total national deaths to 848," External link

iol Thursday, June 4, 2020 11:22:00 PM EAT

Zweli Mkhize said : "The two provinces now consist of 78% of all positive cases. Additional attention is being directed to the Eastern Cape to ensure the province can adequately respond to limit escalation of infection," External link

allafrica Thursday, June 4, 2020 2:27:00 PM EAT

Zweli Mkhize said : "The recoveries to date are 19 682 - this translates to a recovery rate of 52.45%," External link

allafrica Thursday, June 4, 2020 2:27:00 PM EAT

Zweli Mkhize said : “The two provinces now consist of 78% of all positive cases. Additional attention is being directed to the Eastern Cape to ensure the province can adequately respond to limit escalation of infection,” External link

citizen Thursday, June 4, 2020 11:07:00 AM EAT

Zweli Mkhize said : “The recoveries to date are 19 682 – this translates to a recovery rate of 52.45%,” External link

citizen Thursday, June 4, 2020 11:07:00 AM EAT

Zweli Mkhize disse : "Na verdade, recebi um telefonema do governo Malgaxe, eles nos pediram e, gostariam de ser auxiliados no processo de tentar validar, tentar ajudar a investigar as bases científicas pelas quais esse medicamento poderia ser usado" External link

club-k Tuesday, May 12, 2020 3:58:00 PM EAT



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Zweli Mkhize claimed : “The storm that we have regularly warned South Africans about is now arriving,” External link

haveeru Saturday, July 11, 2020 9:58:00 AM EAT

Zweli Mkhize said : “bed capacity is still expected to be breached or overwhelmed in all provinces” External link

businessday Saturday, July 11, 2020 8:01:00 AM EAT

Zweli Mkhize said : "We have indicated in the past few days, as we have done in the past few months, that the surge is upon us at this point. This is the beginning of what we related to be a storm that we must raise up for," External link

news24 Saturday, July 11, 2020 7:42:00 AM EAT

Zweli Mkhize said ( about Gauteng Health ) : "What we are seeing in Gauteng is not surprising, but we need to remain concerned and vigilant by the rising numbers," External link

news24 Saturday, July 11, 2020 7:42:00 AM EAT

Zweli Mkhize said : "Several interventions have been put in place to address infections among healthcare workers. Guidelines to support all health workers across the continuum of care were developed," External link

allafrica Saturday, July 11, 2020 3:18:00 AM EAT

Zweli Mkhize said : "The purpose of this project by ECDOH is mainly for widening access to primary health care and delivering of chronic medicine for the most remote areas of the Eastern Cape province," External link

allafrica Saturday, July 11, 2020 3:18:00 AM EAT

Zweli Mkhize warned : "bed capacity is still expected to be breached or overwhelmed in all the provinces," External link

standardmedia Friday, July 10, 2020 9:32:00 PM EAT

Zweli Mkhize said : “The storm that we have consistently warned South Africans about is now arriving,” External link

time Friday, July 10, 2020 9:10:00 PM EAT

Zweli Mkhize said : “The storm that we have consistently warned South Africans about is now arriving,” External link

eagletribune Friday, July 10, 2020 6:54:00 PM EAT

Zweli Mkhize said : “The storm that we have consistently warned South Africans about is now arriving,” External link

wkbn Friday, July 10, 2020 6:25:00 PM EAT

Zweli Mkhize said : "When there was a lockdown, it was quite clear that casualty departments did not have a lot of pressure," External link

news24 Friday, July 10, 2020 6:08:00 PM EAT

Zweli Mkhize said : “The storm that we have consistently warned South Africans about is now arriving,” External link

TorontoStar Friday, July 10, 2020 6:00:00 PM EAT

Zweli Mkhize said : “The storm that we have consistently warned South Africans about is now arriving,” External link

egyptindependent Friday, July 10, 2020 5:49:00 PM EAT

Zweli Mkhize said : “The purpose of this project by the department is mainly for widening access to primary health care and delivering of chronic medicine for the most remote areas of the Eastern Cape province,” External link

citizen Friday, July 10, 2020 5:33:00 PM EAT

Zweli Mkhize said : “The storm that we have consistently warned South Africans about is now arriving,” External link

TorontoStar Friday, July 10, 2020 4:08:00 PM EAT

Zweli Mkhize said : "The storm that we have consistently warned South Africans about is now arriving," External link

medicalxpress Friday, July 10, 2020 4:03:00 PM EAT

Zweli Mkhize said : “This is an enormous achievement that we can all be proud of as South Africans,” External link

dailytrust Friday, July 10, 2020 3:54:00 PM EAT

Zweli Mkhize said : “The storm that we have consistently warned South Africans about is now arriving,” External link

therepublic Friday, July 10, 2020 3:26:00 PM EAT

Zweli Mkhize warned : "bed capacity is still expected to be breached or overwhelmed in all the provinces," External link

JakartaPost Friday, July 10, 2020 3:14:00 PM EAT

Zweli Mkhize said : “The storm that we have consistently warned South Africans about is now arriving,” External link

dailyjournal Friday, July 10, 2020 2:43:00 PM EAT

Zweli Mkhize said : “The storm that we have consistently warned South Africans about is now arriving,” External link

eagletribune Friday, July 10, 2020 1:45:00 PM EAT

Zweli Mkhize said : “The storm that we have consistently warned South Africans about is now arriving,” External link

news-yahoo Friday, July 10, 2020 1:36:00 PM EAT

Zweli Mkhize said : “The storm that we have consistently warned South Africans about is now arriving,” External link

beaumontenterprise Friday, July 10, 2020 1:29:00 PM EAT

Zweli Mkhize said : "The storm that we have consistently warned South Africans about is now arriving," External link

startribune Friday, July 10, 2020 1:27:00 PM EAT

Zweli Mkhize said : “The storm that we have consistently warned South Africans about is now arriving,” External link

680news Friday, July 10, 2020 1:26:00 PM EAT

Zweli Mkhize said : “The storm that we have consistently warned South Africans about is now arriving,” External link

seattlepi Friday, July 10, 2020 1:04:00 PM EAT

Zweli Mkhize said : "This is an enormous achievement that we can all be proud of as South Africans," External link

xinhuanet_en Friday, July 10, 2020 5:24:00 AM EAT

Zweli Mkhize said : "We convey our condolences to the loved ones of the departed and thank the healthcare workers who treated the deceased," External link

news24 Friday, July 10, 2020 1:31:00 AM EAT

Zweli Mkhize said : "I would like to pay special tribute to the men and women in the laboratory services, who have made this possible - this is an enormous achievement that we can all be proud of as South Africans," External link

news24 Friday, July 10, 2020 1:31:00 AM EAT

Zweli Mkhize warned : "bed capacity is still expected to be breached or overwhelmed in all the provinces," External link

modernghana Friday, July 10, 2020 12:59:00 AM EAT

Zweli Mkhize ajouté : “notre capacité en lits sera dépassée dans toutes les provinces” External link

AfricaNews-French Thursday, July 9, 2020 8:30:00 PM EAT

Zweli Mkhize said : “It’s no longer a matter of announcing numbers of confirmed cases. We are now at a point where it’s our fathers, mothers, brothers, sisters, close friend and comrades that are infected,” External link

guardian Thursday, July 9, 2020 8:27:00 PM EAT

Zweli Mkhize said : "The province, (however), has been advised that none of these scooters will be used as ambulances because they do not meet the specific requirements as provided for in the EMS Regulations, such as, minimum patient compartment space and equipment requirements," External link

news24 Thursday, July 9, 2020 7:29:00 PM EAT

Zweli Mkhize said : “It’s no longer a matter of announcing numbers of confirmed cases. We are now at a point where it’s our fathers, mothers, brothers, sisters, close friend and comrade that are infected,” External link

msn-uk Thursday, July 9, 2020 7:17:00 PM EAT

Zweli Mkhize ajouté : "notre capacité en lits sera dépassée dans toutes les provinces" External link

slateafrique Thursday, July 9, 2020 6:50:00 PM EAT

Zweli Mkhize acrescentou : "Nossa capacidade de leitos será excedida em todas as províncias" External link

em Thursday, July 9, 2020 5:36:00 PM EAT

Zweli Mkhize ajouté : "notre capacité en lits sera dépassée dans toutes les provinces" External link

tv5 Thursday, July 9, 2020 5:03:00 PM EAT

Zweli Mkhize said ( about Gauteng Health ) : "We believe that within the coming days, Gauteng will emerge with the highest Covid-19 numbers . Factors contributing to this trend are inward migration, the large population (especially in metros like Johannesburg, Ekurhuleni and Tshwane), increased congregating which spurs cluster outbreaks, and the level to which people are able to adapt to new behaviours such as social distancing and the wearing of masks" External link

news24 Thursday, July 9, 2020 8:55:00 AM EAT

Zweli Mkhize said ( about Strategy ) : “The Department of Health has developed and is implementing the Surge Strategy in anticipation of the peak. This will ensure that the department increases capacity for Covid-19,” External link

the-star Thursday, July 9, 2020 8:24:00 AM EAT

Zweli Mkhize said : “While the model projects a lower need for hospital [non-ICU] and ICU beds at a national level, bed capacity is still expected to be breached or overwhelmed in all provinces,” “Currently, planned hospital beds in the Eastern Cape and Gauteng are projected to be insufficient for combined non-ICU bed demand and the overflow from ICU once ICU capacity has been breached. Bed capacity… is expected to be breached in the next four weeks” External link

dailymaverick Thursday, July 9, 2020 4:26:00 AM EAT

Zweli Mkhize said : “The storm that we have consistently warned South Africans about is now arriving. As a nation we have every reason to be united in this fight against Covid-19. We dare not be divided,” External link

dailymaverick Thursday, July 9, 2020 4:26:00 AM EAT

Zweli Mkhize declared : "we have now reached the surge" External link

nzherald Thursday, July 9, 2020 1:20:00 AM EAT

Zweli Mkhize said : "We have now reached the surge. By now it's no longer a matter of announcing numbers of confirmed cases. We are now at a point where it's our fathers, mothers, brothers, sisters, close friends and comrades that are infected," External link

news24 Wednesday, July 8, 2020 7:17:00 PM EAT

Zweli Mkhize said : “We have now reached the surge,” “The storm that we have consistently warned South Africans about is now arriving” External link

eagletribune Wednesday, July 8, 2020 6:43:00 PM EAT

Zweli Mkhize said : “We have now reached the surge,” “The storm that we have consistently warned South Africans about is now arriving” External link

seattlepi Wednesday, July 8, 2020 5:55:00 PM EAT

Zweli Mkhize said : “We have now reached the surge,” “The storm that we have consistently warned South Africans about is now arriving” External link

TorontoStar Wednesday, July 8, 2020 5:45:00 PM EAT

Zweli Mkhize said : "We believe that within the coming days, Gauteng will emerge with the highest Covid-19 numbers . Factors contributing to this trend are inward migration, the large population (especially in metros like Johannesburg, Ekurhuleni and Tshwane), increased congregating which spurs cluster outbreaks, and the level to which people are able to adapt to new behaviours such as social distancing and the wearing of masks" External link

news24 Wednesday, July 8, 2020 10:13:00 AM EAT

Zweli Mkhize said : "We convey our condolences to the loved ones of the departed and thank the healthcare workers who treated the deceased," External link

news24 Wednesday, July 8, 2020 10:13:00 AM EAT

Zweli Mkhize said : “The mortality rate is 1,8%. The number of recoveries is 70 614, which translates to a recovery rate of 48,9%,” External link

the-star Monday, July 6, 2020 2:02:00 PM EAT

Zweli Mkhize said : "We wish to express our condolences to the loved ones of the departed and thank the health care workers who treated the deceased," External link

xinhuanet_en Monday, July 6, 2020 12:22:00 PM EAT

Zweli Mkhize said : "As of today, the cumulative number of confirmed Covid-19 cases in South Africa is 168 061. About 1 706 127 tests have been completed in total, of which 39 188 new tests are reported," External link

news24 Friday, July 3, 2020 1:51:00 AM EAT

Zweli Mkhize said : "We wish to express our condolences to the loved ones of the departed and thank the health care workers who treated the deceased. The mortality rate is 1,7% The number of recoveries is 81 999, which translates to a recovery rate of 48.8%," External link

news24 Friday, July 3, 2020 1:51:00 AM EAT

Zweli Mkhize said : “We wish to express our condolences to the loved ones of the departed and thank the health care workers who treated the deceased. The mortality rate is 1,7% The number of recoveries is 76 025, which translates to a recovery rate of 47,7%,” External link

the-star Thursday, July 2, 2020 5:35:00 PM EAT

Zweli Mkhize saying ( about Zweli Mkhize ) : “Mkhize can I respond to your tweets if the problems I have at one of your facilities continues, it’s becoming unbearable and they don’t seem to care. Didn’t eat for 48 hours” External link

eyewitness-news Thursday, July 2, 2020 7:57:00 AM EAT

Zweli Mkhize added ( about Kwazulu Natal ) : "Regrettably, we report a further 92 COVID-19 related deaths -- 17 from Eastern Cape, 28 from Gauteng, 10 from KwaZulu Natal and 37 from Western Cape. This brings the total deaths to 2,749," External link

nampa Thursday, July 2, 2020 4:54:00 AM EAT

Zweli Mkhize said : "We wish to express our condolences to the loved ones of the departed and thank the healthcare workers who treated the deceased. The mortality rate is 1.7%, The number of recoveries is 76 025, which translates to a recovery rate of 47.7%," External link

news24 Thursday, July 2, 2020 12:17:00 AM EAT

Zweli Mkhize said : “We are trying to save the nation from rapidly increasing infections and you think that you can go against some of the guidelines simply because you have a right to differ and defy when you wish to. "It’s unfortunate because if you think numbers are increasing now, wait for another two or three weeks, you are going to see the impact of the filling of taxis,” External link

iol Wednesday, July 1, 2020 10:52:00 PM EAT

Zweli Mkhize said : “We are extremely concerned that fatigue seems to have set in and South Africans are letting down their guard at a time when the spread of infection is surging,” External link

dailymaverick Wednesday, July 1, 2020 5:13:00 PM EAT

Zweli Mkhize said : “You can not have that kind of negligence. We are very grateful for those who spotted them and reported the matter. We need that vigilance from our communities,” External link

eyewitness-news Wednesday, July 1, 2020 1:38:00 PM EAT

Zweli Mkhize told : “That’s the only way we can slow down the infection,” External link

zbc Wednesday, July 1, 2020 1:29:00 PM EAT

Zweli Mkhize said : "About 1 630 008 tests have been completed in total, of which 33 013 new tests are reported," External link

news24 Wednesday, July 1, 2020 1:20:00 PM EAT

Zweli Mkhize said : "Some of the factors associated with in-hospital mortality were older age groups of males having comorbid hypertension, diabetes, chronic cardiac disease, chronic renal disease, malignancy, HIV and obesity," External link

news24 Wednesday, July 1, 2020 1:20:00 PM EAT

Zweli Mkhize said : “The surge is on the way,” “Particularly in Gauteng the numbers are locking up faster than anticipated. We want to plead to people to use the masks, hand washing, social distancing” External link

iol Wednesday, July 1, 2020 12:13:00 PM EAT

Zweli Mkhize warned : “We see poor or no social distancing in communities. Masks are being abandoned or not worn properly and there is laxity setting in around frequent hand-washing. This will directly influence the rise in numbers in the next two weeks,” External link

dailymaverick Tuesday, June 30, 2020 3:42:00 AM EAT

Zweli Mkhize noted : “community members remain reluctant to subject themselves to quarantine and isolation, despite government having secured these sites in various parts of the province” External link

dailymaverick Tuesday, June 30, 2020 3:42:00 AM EAT

Zweli Mkhize announced : “even those with low numbers now” External link

dailymaverick Tuesday, June 30, 2020 3:42:00 AM EAT

Zweli Mkhize said : “We had initially deployed a team of epidemiologists from the National Department of Health who intervened on an emergency basis to focus on the bottleneck in personal protective equipment (PPE) procurement and the immediate outbreak response,” External link

dailymaverick Tuesday, June 30, 2020 3:42:00 AM EAT

Zweli Mkhize said ( about Gauteng Health ) : "We believe that within the coming days, Gauteng will emerge with the highest Covid-19 numbers. Factors contributing to this trend are inward migration, the large population (especially in metros like Johannesburg, Ekurhuleni and Tshwane), increased congregating which spurs cluster outbreaks, and the level to which people are able to adapt to new behaviours such as social distancing and the wearing of masks," External link

allafrica Monday, June 29, 2020 9:19:00 PM EAT

Zweli Mkhize added ( about Kwazulu Natal ) : "It is anticipated that while every province will unfortunately witness an increase in their numbers, areas where there is high economic activity will experience an exponential rise, beginning with Gauteng, Western Cape and followed by the Eastern Cape and KwaZulu-Natal," External link

iol Monday, June 29, 2020 2:04:00 PM EAT

Zweli Mkhize said : “We believe that within the coming days, Gauteng will emerge with the highest COVID-19 numbers,” External link

sanews Monday, June 29, 2020 1:05:00 PM EAT

Zweli Mkhize said : “In addition to regular hand washing, social distancing and the correct wearing of masks at all times, early case detection, contact tracing, quarantine and isolation are the key armaments we have in our toolbox to break the cycle of infection,” External link

sanews Monday, June 29, 2020 1:05:00 PM EAT

Zweli Mkhize said : “As in other provinces, carriers of Coronavirus seed infection into spaces where people congregate, and so we have also seen a number of cluster outbreaks in Eastern Cape,” External link

sanews Monday, June 29, 2020 1:05:00 PM EAT

Zweli Mkhize said : “We can still improve this mortality rate by isolating and quarantining appropriately where required. This directly reduces exposure and protects those who are vulnerable,” External link

sanews Monday, June 29, 2020 1:05:00 PM EAT

Zweli Mkhize said : “We believe that within the coming days, Gauteng will emerge with the highest COVID-19 numbers,” External link

foreignaffairs-nz Monday, June 29, 2020 11:39:00 AM EAT

Zweli Mkhize said : “In addition to regular hand washing, social distancing and the correct wearing of masks at all times, early case detection, contact tracing, quarantine and isolation are the key armaments we have in our toolbox to break the cycle of infection,” External link

foreignaffairs-nz Monday, June 29, 2020 11:39:00 AM EAT

Zweli Mkhize said : “As in other provinces, carriers of Coronavirus seed infection into spaces where people congregate, and so we have also seen a number of cluster outbreaks in Eastern Cape,” External link

foreignaffairs-nz Monday, June 29, 2020 11:39:00 AM EAT

Zweli Mkhize said : “We can still improve this mortality rate by isolating and quarantining appropriately where required. This directly reduces exposure and protects those who are vulnerable,” External link

foreignaffairs-nz Monday, June 29, 2020 11:39:00 AM EAT

Zweli Mkhize said : "We are extremely concerned that fatigue seems to have set in and South Africans are letting down their guard at a time when the spread of infection is surging. We see poor or no social distancing in communities. Masks are being abandoned or not worn properly and there is laxity setting in around frequent hand-washing," External link

news24 Monday, June 29, 2020 9:00:00 AM EAT

Zweli Mkhize urged : "We do not have a vaccine. We do not have a cure. Our ability to break the cycle of infection depends on our willingness to remain focused and disciplined and take non-pharmaceutical interventions seriously," External link

news24 Monday, June 29, 2020 9:00:00 AM EAT

Zweli Mkhize said : "It will be important to engage community, religious and traditional leaders who can motivate individuals to adhere to non-pharmaceutical interventions," External link

news24 Monday, June 29, 2020 9:00:00 AM EAT

Zweli Mkhize said : "But government cannot manage this unilaterally. Every single South African now needs to focus on adhering to recommendations pertaining to non-pharmaceutical interventions. We are extremely concerned that fatigue seems to have set in and South Africans are letting down their guard at a time when the spread of infection is surging," External link

iol Monday, June 29, 2020 8:59:00 AM EAT

Zweli Mkhize said : "We will be supporting the province to ensure that they are capacitated to meet the rising demands. In addition to regular hand washing, social distancing and the correct wearing of masks at all times, early case detection, contact tracing, quarantine and isolation are the key armaments we have in our toolbox to break the cycle of infection. The province is being engaged to strengthen their contact tracing and quarantine/isolation uptake," External link

iol Sunday, June 28, 2020 9:16:00 PM EAT

Zweli Mkhize afirma : "Gostaríamos de expressar as nossas mais sentidas condolências aos cidadãos que perderam os seus ente-queridos ao mesmo tempo que queremos agradecer aos profissionais da saúde que cuidaram destes pacientes até ao último momento" External link

portalangop Sunday, June 28, 2020 8:29:00 PM EAT

Zweli Mkhize warning : "the worst is yet to come" External link

modernghana Saturday, June 27, 2020 9:11:00 PM EAT

Zweli Mkhize warning : "the worst is yet to come" External link

channelnewsasia Saturday, June 27, 2020 6:04:00 PM EAT

Zweli Mkhize warning : "the worst is yet to come" External link

pulse Saturday, June 27, 2020 5:36:00 PM EAT

Zweli Mkhize warning : "the worst is yet to come" External link

yahoo-au Saturday, June 27, 2020 5:27:00 PM EAT

Zweli Mkhize warning : "the worst is yet to come" External link

afp-en Saturday, June 27, 2020 4:56:00 PM EAT

Zweli Mkhize said : “We engaged the unions and encouraged them to be involved in the oversight of PPE stock management and this has proved to be a very useful collaboration, which has ensured that where we find problems we solve them together and avert labour disputes that would divert us from our most urgent work,” External link

dailymaverick Friday, June 26, 2020 3:43:00 AM EAT

Zweli Mkhize said : “For those healthcare workers who are still battling the virus, we wish them a speedy recovery and we are indeed very pleased that 1,993 have recovered,” External link

dailymaverick Friday, June 26, 2020 3:43:00 AM EAT

Zweli Mkhize acknowledges : “A lot is missing on the psycho-social support front for healthcare workers. There is the risk of them getting infected, losing their colleagues… many have died. How are they being helped to carry on? They need counselling. What mental care debriefing is there for those on the frontline?” External link

dailymaverick Friday, June 26, 2020 3:43:00 AM EAT

Zweli Mkhize said : “We are especially at an advantage as we are a country that is very familiar with dexamethasone,” External link

africanewswire Thursday, June 25, 2020 5:02:00 PM EAT

Zweli Mkhize said : "We have had to implement drastic measures to slow the spread of the virus, and we have had to regulate and at times enforce the regulations. But now the numbers are rising, and we have to adapt the World Health Organization's guidelines to our reality," External link

xinhuanet_en Thursday, June 25, 2020 6:46:00 AM EAT

Zweli Mkhize said : "We are faced with little choice but to open the economy despite the rising numbers. It will not help us to save people from COVID-19, only for them to succumb to hunger," External link

xinhuanet_en Thursday, June 25, 2020 6:46:00 AM EAT

Zweli Mkhize said : “We are especially at an advantage as we are a country that is very familiar with dexamethasone,” External link

vanguardngr Wednesday, June 24, 2020 8:03:00 AM EAT

Zweli Mkhize added : “Many people doubted that we could build field hospitals in a matter of weeks as we had seen in China. But… with energy, innovation and a focus on social justice, we can never be stopped from achieving what is necessary to save the lives of our people,” “The coronavirus pandemic demands no less, and you have all stepped up and become equal to the task. It is my wish that this initiative is the beginning of a lasting legacy that will positively impact the lives of our people for generations to come: the collaboration between public and private heralds a new future of partnership in the interest of building a stronger economy and creating a healthier population” External link

dailymaverick Wednesday, June 24, 2020 5:43:00 AM EAT

Zweli Mkhize said : “Yesterday evening, as we received the daily update for Covid-19 cases, we confirmed that South Africa has officially reached the 100,000 mark. When we reported the first case, none of us would have predicted that we would reach this landmark in a matter of months,” External link

dailymaverick Wednesday, June 24, 2020 5:43:00 AM EAT

Zweli Mkhize said : "We currently have a capacity of 7,134 ventilators of which 5,401 are currently available in both public and private sectors combined; 1,000 have been pledged to be donated and 733 have been procured," External link

xinhuanet_en Wednesday, June 24, 2020 4:33:00 AM EAT

Zweli Mkhize said : “Many people doubted that we could build a field hospital in a matter of weeks. We have seen this in China, but we have also seen how, in the process of our own collaboration, nothing can ever stop us from achieving whatever is necessary to save lives” External link

eyewitness-news Wednesday, June 24, 2020 12:07:00 AM EAT

Zweli Mkhize said : “it is also significant we have now seen a rapid rise in daily numbers of cases, of late exceeding 4 000 a day,” External link

the-star Tuesday, June 23, 2020 11:20:00 PM EAT

Zweli Mkhize said : “These figures are much lower than the 20 percent we had initially projected and represent a public health response that has placed emphasis on proactive, preventative medicine,” External link

the-star Tuesday, June 23, 2020 11:20:00 PM EAT

Zweli Mkhize said : “For those healthcare workers who are still battling the virus, we wish them a speedy recovery and we are indeed very pleased that 1 993 healthcare workers have recovered,” External link

the-star Tuesday, June 23, 2020 11:20:00 PM EAT

Zweli Mkhize said : "Our scientific estimation is that 60 to 70 percent of our population may be infected by coronavirus," External link

RTERadio Tuesday, June 23, 2020 10:43:00 PM EAT

Zweli Mkhize said : "We are especially at an advantage as we are a country that is very familiar with dexamethasone," External link

yahoo-au Tuesday, June 23, 2020 9:41:00 PM EAT

Zweli Mkhize said : "We are also very pleased to have had a conversation with VW on manufacturing non-invasive devices to deliver oxygen to patients who need assistance. We look forward to these developments because the guidelines for critical care are indicating that less invasive ventilation confers better outcomes," External link

news24 Tuesday, June 23, 2020 8:44:00 PM EAT

Zweli Mkhize said : "South Africa has a long and rich history with Germany" External link

news24 Tuesday, June 23, 2020 8:44:00 PM EAT

Zweli Mkhize said : "A great deal of thought has gone into the project," External link

news24 Tuesday, June 23, 2020 8:44:00 PM EAT

Zweli Mkhize said : “All the preparations that we had put in place, we will make use of at this point. Although we started with differing and flattening the curve, we did get acknowledgement from the WHO which pointed out the advantages of our proactive community-based strategy,” “There wasn’t a way we could keep a perpetual lockdown forever, because the pandemic is going to be with us for a couple of years. Currently, a number of vaccine trials are going on, but none of them are expected to give us a vaccine in the months to come. Therefore, we have to rely on a change of social behaviour to beat this virus” External link

sanews Tuesday, June 23, 2020 6:18:00 PM EAT

Zweli Mkhize said : "We are especially at an advantage as we are a country that is very familiar with dexamethasone," External link

pulse Tuesday, June 23, 2020 5:46:00 PM EAT

Zweli Mkhize said : “All the preparations that we had put in place, we will make use of at this point. Although we started with differing and flattening the curve, we did get acknowledgement from the WHO which pointed out the advantages of our proactive community-based strategy,” “There wasn’t a way we could keep a perpetual lockdown forever, because the pandemic is going to be with us for a couple of years. Currently, a number of vaccine trials are going on, but none of them are expected to give us a vaccine in the months to come. Therefore, we have to rely on a change of social behaviour to beat this virus” External link

foreignaffairs-nz Tuesday, June 23, 2020 5:10:00 PM EAT

Zweli Mkhize said : "We are especially at an advantage as we are a country that is very familiar with dexamethasone," External link

afp-en Tuesday, June 23, 2020 4:49:00 PM EAT

Zweli Mkhize said ( about Saida Harrigan ) : "As of today, the cumulative number of confirmed Covid-19 cases in South Africa is 92 681. The mortality rate is 2%. The number of recoveries is 50 326, which translates to a recovery rate of 54.3%. About 1 293 608 tests have been completed in total, of which 33 174 new tests are reported," External link

news24 Monday, June 22, 2020 11:14:00 PM EAT

Zweli Mkhize warned : “My fear is that by the time these pockets of society come to realise the severity of the virus, it will be far too late. Neglecting the warnings undermines all our efforts to contain the spread and prevent our healthcare facilities from becoming overwhelmed,” External link

citizen Monday, June 22, 2020 9:12:00 AM EAT

Zweli Mkhize said : “this breakthrough is excellent news for us and we are especially fortunate that it came as we are preparing for our upcoming surge” External link

MaltaIndipendent Sunday, June 21, 2020 8:26:00 PM EAT

Zweli Mkhize said : “this breakthrough is excellent news for us and we are especially fortunate that it came as we are preparing for our upcoming surge” External link

haaretz Sunday, June 21, 2020 12:11:00 PM EAT

Zweli Mkhize said : “this breakthrough is excellent news for us and we are especially fortunate that it came as we are preparing for our upcoming surge” External link

globalnews Sunday, June 21, 2020 7:52:00 AM EAT

Zweli Mkhize said : "this breakthrough is excellent news for us and we are especially fortunate that it came as we are preparing for our upcoming surge" External link

CBC Sunday, June 21, 2020 2:41:00 AM EAT

Zweli Mkhize said : "this breakthrough is excellent news for us and we are especially fortunate that it came as we are preparing for our upcoming surge" External link

telegram Sunday, June 21, 2020 12:23:00 AM EAT

Zweli Mkhize said : “this breakthrough is excellent news for us and we are especially fortunate that it came as we are preparing for our upcoming surge” External link

news4jax Saturday, June 20, 2020 11:12:00 PM EAT

Zweli Mkhize said : "this breakthrough is excellent news for us and we are especially fortunate that it came as we are preparing for our upcoming surge" External link

CBC Saturday, June 20, 2020 9:06:00 PM EAT

Zweli Mkhize said : “this breakthrough is excellent news for us and we are especially fortunate that it came as we are preparing for our upcoming surge” External link

taipeitimes Saturday, June 20, 2020 8:47:00 PM EAT

Zweli Mkhize said : “this breakthrough is excellent news for us and we are especially fortunate that it came as we are preparing for our upcoming surge” External link

wkyt Saturday, June 20, 2020 5:51:00 PM EAT

Zweli Mkhize said : “this breakthrough is excellent news for us and we are especially fortunate that it came as we are preparing for our upcoming surge” External link

eagletribune Saturday, June 20, 2020 4:55:00 PM EAT

Zweli Mkhize said : “this breakthrough is excellent news for us and we are especially fortunate that it came as we are preparing for our upcoming surge” External link

wsaw Saturday, June 20, 2020 4:15:00 PM EAT

Zweli Mkhize said : “this breakthrough is excellent news for us and we are especially fortunate that it came as we are preparing for our upcoming surge” External link

news-yahoo Saturday, June 20, 2020 3:52:00 PM EAT

Zweli Mkhize said : “this breakthrough is excellent news for us and we are especially fortunate that it came as we are preparing for our upcoming surge” External link

thejournal Saturday, June 20, 2020 2:39:00 PM EAT

Zweli Mkhize said : “this breakthrough is excellent news for us and we are especially fortunate that it came as we are preparing for our upcoming surge” External link

HindustanTimes Saturday, June 20, 2020 2:09:00 PM EAT

Zweli Mkhize said : "this breakthrough is excellent news for us and we are especially fortunate that it came as we are preparing for our upcoming surge" External link

Stuff Saturday, June 20, 2020 1:36:00 PM EAT

Zweli Mkhize said : “this breakthrough is excellent news for us and we are especially fortunate that it came as we are preparing for our upcoming surge” External link

heraldscotland Saturday, June 20, 2020 11:57:00 AM EAT

Zweli Mkhize said : “this breakthrough is excellent news for us and we are especially fortunate that it came as we are preparing for our upcoming surge” External link

arabnews Saturday, June 20, 2020 11:52:00 AM EAT

Zweli Mkhize said : “this breakthrough is excellent news for us and we are especially fortunate that it came as we are preparing for our upcoming surge” External link

wandsworthguardian Saturday, June 20, 2020 11:37:00 AM EAT

Zweli Mkhize said : “this breakthrough is excellent news for us and we are especially fortunate that it came as we are preparing for our upcoming surge” External link

irishexaminer Saturday, June 20, 2020 11:06:00 AM EAT

Zweli Mkhize said : “this breakthrough is excellent news for us and we are especially fortunate that it came as we are preparing for our upcoming surge” External link

yorkpress Saturday, June 20, 2020 10:47:00 AM EAT

Zweli Mkhize said : "this breakthrough is excellent news for us and we are especially fortunate that it came as we are preparing for our upcoming surge" External link

smh Saturday, June 20, 2020 10:46:00 AM EAT

Zweli Mkhize said : “this breakthrough is excellent news for us and we are especially fortunate that it came as we are preparing for our upcoming surge” External link

oxfordtimes Saturday, June 20, 2020 10:43:00 AM EAT

Zweli Mkhize said : “this breakthrough is excellent news for us and we are especially fortunate that it came as we are preparing for our upcoming surge” External link

timesofisrael Saturday, June 20, 2020 10:29:00 AM EAT

Zweli Mkhize said : “this breakthrough is excellent news for us and we are especially fortunate that it came as we are preparing for our upcoming surge” External link

independent-ie Saturday, June 20, 2020 10:21:00 AM EAT

Zweli Mkhize said : “this breakthrough is excellent news for us and we are especially fortunate that it came as we are preparing for our upcoming surge” External link

thecourier Saturday, June 20, 2020 10:21:00 AM EAT

Zweli Mkhize said : “this breakthrough is excellent news for us and we are especially fortunate that it came as we are preparing for our upcoming surge” External link

newsandstar Saturday, June 20, 2020 10:20:00 AM EAT

Zweli Mkhize said : “this breakthrough is excellent news for us and we are especially fortunate that it came as we are preparing for our upcoming surge” External link

click2houston Saturday, June 20, 2020 9:42:00 AM EAT

Zweli Mkhize said : “this breakthrough is excellent news for us and we are especially fortunate that it came as we are preparing for our upcoming surge” External link

eagletribune Saturday, June 20, 2020 9:37:00 AM EAT

Zweli Mkhize said : "this breakthrough is excellent news for us and we are especially fortunate that it came as we are preparing for our upcoming surge" External link

startribune Saturday, June 20, 2020 9:22:00 AM EAT

Zweli Mkhize said : “this breakthrough is excellent news for us and we are especially fortunate that it came as we are preparing for our upcoming surge” External link

therepublic Saturday, June 20, 2020 9:20:00 AM EAT

Zweli Mkhize said : “this breakthrough is excellent news for us and we are especially fortunate that it came as we are preparing for our upcoming surge” External link

tribtown Saturday, June 20, 2020 9:01:00 AM EAT

Zweli Mkhize said : “this breakthrough is excellent news for us and we are especially fortunate that it came as we are preparing for our upcoming surge” External link

news4jax Saturday, June 20, 2020 9:00:00 AM EAT

Zweli Mkhize said : “this breakthrough is excellent news for us and we are especially fortunate that it came as we are preparing for our upcoming surge” External link

beaumontenterprise Saturday, June 20, 2020 9:00:00 AM EAT

Zweli Mkhize said : “this breakthrough is excellent news for us and we are especially fortunate that it came as we are preparing for our upcoming surge” External link

clickondetroit Saturday, June 20, 2020 8:59:00 AM EAT

Zweli Mkhize said : “this breakthrough is excellent news for us and we are especially fortunate that it came as we are preparing for our upcoming surge” External link

seattlepi Saturday, June 20, 2020 8:53:00 AM EAT

Zweli Mkhize said : “this breakthrough is excellent news for us and we are especially fortunate that it came as we are preparing for our upcoming surge” External link

680news Saturday, June 20, 2020 8:51:00 AM EAT

Zweli Mkhize said : “this breakthrough is excellent news for us and we are especially fortunate that it came as we are preparing for our upcoming surge” External link

WashingtonPost Saturday, June 20, 2020 8:51:00 AM EAT

Zweli Mkhize said : “this breakthrough is excellent news for us and we are especially fortunate that it came as we are preparing for our upcoming surge” External link

ABCnews Saturday, June 20, 2020 8:34:00 AM EAT

Zweli Mkhize said : "this breakthrough is excellent news for us and we are especially fortunate that it came as we are preparing for our upcoming surge" External link

startribune Saturday, June 20, 2020 6:31:00 AM EAT

Zweli Mkhize said : “this breakthrough is excellent news for us and we are especially fortunate that it came as we are preparing for our upcoming surge” External link

seattlepi Saturday, June 20, 2020 6:21:00 AM EAT

Zweli Mkhize said : “this breakthrough is excellent news for us and we are especially fortunate that it came as we are preparing for our upcoming surge” External link

ABCnews Saturday, June 20, 2020 6:10:00 AM EAT

Zweli Mkhize said : “this breakthrough is excellent news for us and we are especially fortunate that it came as we are preparing for our upcoming surge” External link

eagletribune Saturday, June 20, 2020 6:02:00 AM EAT

Zweli Mkhize said : “this breakthrough is excellent news for us and we are especially fortunate that it came as we are preparing for our upcoming surge” External link

dailyjournal Saturday, June 20, 2020 5:23:00 AM EAT

Zweli Mkhize said : “this breakthrough is excellent news for us and we are especially fortunate that it came as we are preparing for our upcoming surge” External link

seattlepi Saturday, June 20, 2020 5:17:00 AM EAT

Zweli Mkhize said : “this breakthrough is excellent news for us and we are especially fortunate that it came as we are preparing for our upcoming surge” External link

eagletribune Saturday, June 20, 2020 5:00:00 AM EAT

Zweli Mkhize said : "this breakthrough is excellent news for us and we are especially fortunate that it came as we are preparing for our upcoming surge" External link

startribune Saturday, June 20, 2020 4:15:00 AM EAT

Zweli Mkhize said : “this breakthrough is excellent news for us and we are especially fortunate that it came as we are preparing for our upcoming surge” External link

seattlepi Saturday, June 20, 2020 4:13:00 AM EAT

Zweli Mkhize said : “this breakthrough is excellent news for us and we are especially fortunate that it came as we are preparing for our upcoming surge” External link

ABCnews Saturday, June 20, 2020 4:07:00 AM EAT

Zweli Mkhize said : “this breakthrough is excellent news for us and we are especially fortunate that it came as we are preparing for our upcoming surge” External link

tribtown Saturday, June 20, 2020 3:56:00 AM EAT

Zweli Mkhize said : “There are three major suppliers of intravenous dexamethasone in the country. One of the companies manufactures the oral equivalent and supplies it all over the world and so we are able to negotiate the security of our own supply right here at home,” External link

aa-en Saturday, June 20, 2020 2:48:00 AM EAT

Zweli Mkhize said : “this breakthrough is excellent news for us and we are especially fortunate that it came as we are preparing for our upcoming surge” External link

ABCnews Saturday, June 20, 2020 2:41:00 AM EAT

Zweli Mkhize said : “this breakthrough is excellent news for us and we are especially fortunate that it came as we are preparing for our upcoming surge” External link

seattlepi Saturday, June 20, 2020 2:41:00 AM EAT

Zweli Mkhize said : "this breakthrough is excellent news for us and we are especially fortunate that it came as we are preparing for our upcoming surge" External link

startribune Saturday, June 20, 2020 2:39:00 AM EAT

Zweli Mkhize said : "this breakthrough is excellent news for us and we are especially fortunate that it came as we are preparing for our upcoming surge" External link

startribune Saturday, June 20, 2020 2:13:00 AM EAT

Zweli Mkhize said : "There are three major suppliers of intravenous dexamethasone in the country. One of the companies manufactures the oral equivalent and supplies it all over the world and so we are able to negotiate the security of our own supply right here at home," External link

haberler-en Saturday, June 20, 2020 2:09:00 AM EAT

Zweli Mkhize said : "this breakthrough is excellent news for us and we are especially fortunate that it came as we are preparing for our upcoming surge" External link

startribune Saturday, June 20, 2020 1:15:00 AM EAT

Zweli Mkhize said : “this breakthrough is excellent news for us and we are especially fortunate that it came as we are preparing for our upcoming surge” External link

ABCnews Saturday, June 20, 2020 12:55:00 AM EAT

Zweli Mkhize said : “this breakthrough is excellent news for us and we are especially fortunate that it came as we are preparing for our upcoming surge” External link

clickondetroit Saturday, June 20, 2020 12:40:00 AM EAT

Zweli Mkhize said : “this breakthrough is excellent news for us and we are especially fortunate that it came as we are preparing for our upcoming surge” External link

seattlepi Saturday, June 20, 2020 12:20:00 AM EAT

Zweli Mkhize said : “this breakthrough is excellent news for us and we are especially fortunate that it came as we are preparing for our upcoming surge” External link

seattlepi Friday, June 19, 2020 11:55:00 PM EAT

Zweli Mkhize said : "this breakthrough is excellent news for us and we are especially fortunate that it came as we are preparing for our upcoming surge" External link

startribune Friday, June 19, 2020 11:34:00 PM EAT

Zweli Mkhize said : “this breakthrough is excellent news for us and we are especially fortunate that it came as we are preparing for our upcoming surge” External link

ABCnews Friday, June 19, 2020 11:23:00 PM EAT

Zweli Mkhize said : “this breakthrough is excellent news for us and we are especially fortunate that it came as we are preparing for our upcoming surge” External link

seattlepi Friday, June 19, 2020 11:20:00 PM EAT

Zweli Mkhize said : “this breakthrough is excellent news for us and we are especially fortunate that it came as we are preparing for our upcoming surge” External link

dailyjournal Friday, June 19, 2020 10:58:00 PM EAT

Zweli Mkhize said : “We must ensure that as the virus spreads, we are able to contain the curve. But as we open the economy, sustaining this requires a commitment to the goals of achieving UHC [Universal Health Coverage] and shifting emphasis from regulation and law enforcement to social compacting for mass buy in and compliance,” External link

sanews Friday, June 19, 2020 5:44:00 PM EAT

Zweli Mkhize said : “We made the necessary sacrifices amidst already murky economic conditions. We are faced with little choice but to open the economy, despite the rising numbers,” External link

sanews Friday, June 19, 2020 5:44:00 PM EAT

Zweli Mkhize added : “The number of health professionals as of June 1 that recovered is 808. The number of health professionals as of June 1 that died from Covid-19 is 18,” External link

iol Friday, June 19, 2020 3:35:00 PM EAT

Zweli Mkhize said : “We wish to express our condolences to the loved ones of the departed and thank the health care workers who treated the deceased,” External link

sanews Friday, June 19, 2020 11:30:00 AM EAT

Zweli Mkhize said : “We need to change the behaviour of our people. We need to wear masks, observe physical social distancing at the banks, at the shops, at the shisanyama, everywhere. We need to build this new culture,” External link

iol Friday, June 19, 2020 10:45:00 AM EAT

Zweli Mkhize said : “That collective discipline and co-operation is what allowed us to flatten the curve, push the peak out by a few months, save many lives and balance our resources,” External link

iol Friday, June 19, 2020 10:45:00 AM EAT

Zweli Mkhize said : “The fight against COVID-19 is going to be won at home, in a church, in a taxi, on the streets, in a restaurant… and in every part of our social lives. It is not about whether there is a curfew or there is a policeman watching your movements. This is now about every South African taking the fight on,” External link

eyewitness-news Thursday, June 18, 2020 10:44:00 PM EAT

Zweli Mkhize said : “This drug has been with us for a long time‚ but what is good is that there is now evidence that it is definitely helpful and for that reason we are quite excited,” “We have received a report from Oxford University that indicates about one third of the people on ventilators and 20% of those on oxygen tend to do much better [with the drug]. For us that is good news because at least we have something that has been proven‚ so we really hope it is going to help us reduce the numbers of people who succumb to the infection” External link

businessday Thursday, June 18, 2020 2:11:00 PM EAT

Zweli Mkhize said : "We can turn the tide against this enemy. As a country we can maintain control over the coronavirus," "We recognize that the coronavirus has wreaked its havoc into many sectors of society- and also continues to threaten those who have vulnerabilities. The socio-economic effects are being felt in grim ways; like when we see expressionism in Gender Based Violence or alcoholism and trauma," External link

iol Thursday, June 18, 2020 12:16:00 PM EAT

Zweli Mkhize said ( about Cyril Ramaphosa ) : "As South Africans, we cannot afford to have excuses. The whole world is going through what we are going through. Our hard won freedoms were to afford us the opportunity to be the masters of our own fate. As President Cyril Ramaphosa said, 'South Africa… it is in your hands.' We can choose how this story is going to go," External link

iol Thursday, June 18, 2020 12:16:00 PM EAT

Zweli Mkhize said : “Therefore, we currently have 34,407 active cases,” External link

citizen Wednesday, June 17, 2020 11:28:00 PM EAT

Zweli Mkhize said : “Today, as a nation, as humanity, we face an unseen enemy - an enemy that knows no race, no religion, no border, no government, no king, no peasant. It only knows human, and how to get from one to the next one,” External link

the-star Wednesday, June 17, 2020 5:35:00 PM EAT

Zweli Mkhize said : "The RECOVERY (Randomised Evaluation of COVid-19 thERapY) trial has published results on the therapeutic merits of low-dose dexamethasone, which are extremely promising and are easily implementable in our country," External link

news24 Wednesday, June 17, 2020 3:34:00 PM EAT

Zweli Mkhize said : “It is used in allergic reactions, asthma and other conditions where the inflammatory component of the disease needs to be controlled for better outcomes,” External link

foreignaffairs-nz Wednesday, June 17, 2020 11:44:00 AM EAT

Zweli Mkhize said : “It is used in allergic reactions, asthma and other conditions where the inflammatory component of the disease needs to be controlled for better outcomes,” External link

sanews Wednesday, June 17, 2020 11:03:00 AM EAT

Zweli Mkhize said : “But now, as we reopen the economy amidst rising infections, we appreciate more and more the difficulty of sustaining what feels unnatural,” External link

businessday Tuesday, June 16, 2020 10:58:00 PM EAT

Zweli Mkhize said : “We can turn the tide against this enemy. As a country we can maintain control over the Coronavirus,” External link

sanews Tuesday, June 16, 2020 5:09:00 PM EAT

Zweli Mkhize said : “This is the time that we need to be more united as we move on. It’s no longer going to be about what the government has said or done - it will be about how each individual responds,” External link

sanews Tuesday, June 16, 2020 5:09:00 PM EAT

Zweli Mkhize said : “We can turn the tide against this enemy. As a country we can maintain control over the Coronavirus,” External link

foreignaffairs-nz Tuesday, June 16, 2020 3:45:00 PM EAT

Zweli Mkhize said : “This is the time that we need to be more united as we move on. It’s no longer going to be about what the government has said or done – it will be about how each individual responds,” External link

foreignaffairs-nz Tuesday, June 16, 2020 3:45:00 PM EAT

Zweli Mkhize said : "Major resources will go to the areas where there is more positivity which we call hotspots," External link

BBCMonitoring Monday, June 15, 2020 10:02:00 PM EAT

Zweli Mkhize said : “The recoveries to date are 38,531, this translates to a recovery rate of 55%,” External link

aa-en Monday, June 15, 2020 2:57:00 PM EAT

Zweli Mkhize said : “The recoveries to date are 38,531, this translates to a recovery rate of 55%,” External link

yenisafak-en Monday, June 15, 2020 1:47:00 PM EAT

Zweli Mkhize said : "We extend our condolences to the loved ones of the departed and thank the healthcare workers who treated the deceased," External link

news24 Sunday, June 14, 2020 12:34:00 AM EAT

Zweli Mkhize said : "We extend our condolences to the loved ones of the departed and thank the healthcare workers who treated the deceased," External link

news24 Saturday, June 13, 2020 1:42:00 AM EAT

Zweli Mkhize said : “We have reached a milestone in testing: 1 028 399 tests have been conducted cumulatively,” External link

foreignaffairs-nz Friday, June 12, 2020 11:47:00 AM EAT

Zweli Mkhize said : “This brings the total national deaths to 1284 with a mortality rate of 2,2%. We extend our condolences to the loved ones of the departed and thank the health care workers who treated the deceased,” External link

iol Friday, June 12, 2020 11:43:00 AM EAT

Zweli Mkhize said : "We extend our condolences to the loved ones of the departed and thank healthcare workers who treated the deceased," External link

news24 Friday, June 12, 2020 1:20:00 AM EAT

Zweli Mkhize said ( about National Health ) : "This was no small feat and I would like to pay tribute to all the technicians and pathologists in the NHLS (National Health Loboratory Service) and private laboratories and all the staff who work in the most risky environment, 24 hours a day, to churn out these results," External link

xinhuanet_en Friday, June 12, 2020 12:58:00 AM EAT

Zweli Mkhize said : “Today we have reached a milestone, over one million tests have been completed. This was no small feat and I would like to pay tribute to all the technicians and pathologists in the NHLS and private laboratories and all the staff who work in the most risky environment, 24 hours a day, to churn out these results,” External link

eyewitness-news Thursday, June 11, 2020 9:23:00 PM EAT

Zweli Mkhize said : “I would also like to thank the labs for the hard work that is being done now to clear the backlog and improve turnaround times for processing of specimens. A total of 1,028,399 tests have been conducted cumulatively, of which 29,999 were conducted since the last report,” External link

citizen Thursday, June 11, 2020 9:07:00 PM EAT

Zweli Mkhize said : "We extend our condolences to the loved ones of the departed and thank the healthcare workers who treated the deceased," External link

news24 Thursday, June 11, 2020 1:06:00 AM EAT

Zweli Mkhize said ( about National Health ) : "This evening we are saddened to report that one of the deaths that have been reported is that of an employee of the National Health Laboratory Services (NHLS). She had tested positive for Covid-19 a few weeks ago and was admitted to hospital. She died today. We are deeply saddened by this news and wish to send words of comfort to her family and thank them for having allowed their loved one to serve the country during this difficult time," External link

iol Wednesday, June 10, 2020 10:03:00 PM EAT

Zweli Mkhize said : "Regrettably, we report a further 82 Covid-19 related deaths: 61 from Western Cape, 11 from the Eastern Cape, and 10 from Gauteng province," "We extend our condolences to the loved ones of the departed and thank the healthcare workers who treated the deceased" External link

news24 Tuesday, June 9, 2020 11:19:00 PM EAT

Zweli Mkhize said : "This brings the total national deaths to 1162 with a mortality rate of 2,2%. We extend our condolences to the loved ones of the departed and thank the health care workers who treated the deceased," External link

iol Tuesday, June 9, 2020 11:05:00 PM EAT

Zweli Mkhize said : "This brings the total national deaths to 1080 with a mortality rate of 2,1%. We extend our condolences to the loved ones of the departed and thank the health care workers who treated the deceased," External link

iol Tuesday, June 9, 2020 2:49:00 PM EAT

Zweli Mkhize said : “We are saying the pandemic is going to be with us for a long time. We can’t abandon schooling and economic activity. Some children are doing e-learning, but the bulk of children don’t have the ability to be part of e-learning. This is a problem of us trying to walk together,” External link

iol Monday, June 8, 2020 11:41:00 AM EAT

Zweli Mkhize said : “We are saying the pandemic is going to be with us for a long time. We can’t abandon schooling and economic activity. Some children are doing e-learning, but the bulk of children don’t have the ability to be part of e-learning. This is a problem of us trying to walk together,” External link

iol Monday, June 8, 2020 11:41:00 AM EAT

Zweli Mkhize said : "We are saying the pandemic is going to be with us for a long time. We can't abandon schooling and economic activity. We can see some children are doing e-learning, but the bulk of the children don't have an activity to be part of e-learning. This is a problem of us trying to walk together," External link

iol Monday, June 8, 2020 9:50:00 AM EAT

Zweli Mkhize said : “Although the numbers of Covid-19 related deaths are rising, our mortality rate remains at 2%, well below the global average of 6%,” External link

zbc Sunday, June 7, 2020 2:46:00 PM EAT

Zweli Mkhize said : “We are saying the pandemic is going to be with us for a long time. We can’t abandon schooling and economic activity. We can see some children are doing e-learning, but the bulk of the children don’t have activity to be part of e-learning. This is a problem of us trying to walk together,” External link

zbc Sunday, June 7, 2020 2:46:00 PM EAT

Zweli Mkhize said : “Covid-19 still remains a danger that is worse now than when the first case broke. "We have seen our numbers increasing to 23000 and above What we have learnt is that flattening the curve is vital” External link

iol Sunday, June 7, 2020 8:28:00 AM EAT

Zweli Mkhize said : "The recoveries to date are 24 258. This translates to a recovery rate of 52.8%," External link

news24 Saturday, June 6, 2020 11:41:00 PM EAT

Zweli Mkhize said : “We must unite, use our protocols, and turn the situation around. I’m quite definite that we will be able to do so. And I want us to make sure the Western Cape is an example - where the numbers were kind of looking like they were getting out of control - but we were able to rein them in,” External link

eyewitness-news Friday, June 5, 2020 6:54:00 PM EAT

Zweli Mkhize said : “With not only dealing with positive cases but also the number of contacts. Fortunately, there had been a good testing rate in the identified hotspots,” External link

citizen Friday, June 5, 2020 4:24:00 PM EAT

Zweli Mkhize said : "This brings the total national deaths to 848," External link

nampa Friday, June 5, 2020 4:45:00 AM EAT

Zweli Mkhize said : "The recoveries to date are 21 311. This translates to a recovery rate of 52.24%," External link

news24 Friday, June 5, 2020 12:50:00 AM EAT

Zweli Mkhize said ( about Kwazulu Natal ) : "Regrettably, we report 56 more Covid-19 related deaths: 1 in KwaZulu Natal, 1 in the Free State and 54 in Western Cape. This brings the total national deaths to 848," External link

iol Thursday, June 4, 2020 11:22:00 PM EAT

Zweli Mkhize said : "The two provinces now consist of 78% of all positive cases. Additional attention is being directed to the Eastern Cape to ensure the province can adequately respond to limit escalation of infection," External link

allafrica Thursday, June 4, 2020 2:27:00 PM EAT

Zweli Mkhize said : "The recoveries to date are 19 682 - this translates to a recovery rate of 52.45%," External link

allafrica Thursday, June 4, 2020 2:27:00 PM EAT

Zweli Mkhize said : “The two provinces now consist of 78% of all positive cases. Additional attention is being directed to the Eastern Cape to ensure the province can adequately respond to limit escalation of infection,” External link

citizen Thursday, June 4, 2020 11:07:00 AM EAT

Zweli Mkhize said : “The recoveries to date are 19 682 – this translates to a recovery rate of 52.45%,” External link

citizen Thursday, June 4, 2020 11:07:00 AM EAT

Zweli Mkhize disse : "Na verdade, recebi um telefonema do governo Malgaxe, eles nos pediram e, gostariam de ser auxiliados no processo de tentar validar, tentar ajudar a investigar as bases científicas pelas quais esse medicamento poderia ser usado" External link

club-k Tuesday, May 12, 2020 3:58:00 PM EAT



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treasurer secretary2.58%EN10/09/201709/10/2017
secretary2.58%EN10/09/201709/10/2017
treasurer28.87%EN08/14/201714/08/2017
national treasurer0.52%EN01/12/201712/01/2017
general6.19%EN10/12/201612/10/2016
premier37.11%EN06/15/201615/06/2016
former premier1.55%EN10/28/201328/10/2013
chairman12.89%EN01/05/201305/01/2013
chairperson4.64%EN12/21/201221/12/2012
deputy0.52%EN05/16/200816/05/2008
minister2.06%EN07/30/200630/07/2006
Minister0.52%EN10/11/200511/10/2005
Names Lang Count
Zweli MkhizeEN66.52%
Zweli MkhizeFR17.73%
Zweli MkhizePT15.46%
Zweli MkhizeES0.14%
Zweli MkhizeAF0.14%


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