Minister of Health Zweli Mkhize considerings resigning following alleged involvement in tender scandal

TheChamp

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In South African politics you can't just fire a cabinet minister because every minister in the cabinet is there because they bring a huge constituency with them that might be useful in the future. They're certainly not there because they're good at their job. Every time you see a useless cabinet minister and wonder why Cyril doesn't just fire him/her, it's because of that.
There are ministers with constituencies and there are ministers who are just ministers, Zweli is just a Minister.
 

SilverCode

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Serious question - if the tenders had gone to Digital Vibes and they managed to squeeze the juice out of every single cent, whether or not that cent was appropriately awarded, would anyone really have an issue with the tender?
Yes, because it creates an uneven playing field. Being awarded a tender because you are besties with a minister - even if you actually use the money for its intended purpose - is still corruption and nepotism. A tender process is supposed to be fair to all parties who wish to throw their hat in the ring (discounting the BEE elephant)
 

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Yes, because it creates an uneven playing field. Being awarded a tender because you are besties with a minister - even if you actually use the money for its intended purpose - is still corruption and nepotism. A tender process is supposed to be fair to all parties who wish to throw their hat in the ring (discounting the BEE elephant)
Agreed. The argument about whether the tender was actually required is a completely separate debate,
 

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Resigning would show detractors that his faction step aside when caught with hand in cookie jar. He can hire and fire but this is politics (as you should know) where appearance are more telling.
indeed, the appearance of a president who doesn't take shyt from corrupt thieves is infinitely more impressive than the appearance of a spineless jellyfish who negotiates with thieves and asks them politely to do the right thing
 

Thugscub

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Zweli for President.
Just confirmed his credentials of being a wonderful thief.
 
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