Dr Zweli Mkhize

National Assembly

Formerly: KwaZulu-Natal Provincial Legislature

Zweli Mkhize

About Zweli Mkhize

Dr Zweli Mkhize is currently serving as the Minister of Health. He previously served s Minister of Cooperative Governance and Traditional Affairs.

He was born in Willowfontein, Pietermaritzburg on 2 February 1956. At the age of 26, he completed his degree in medicine at the University of Natal. By 1983 his internship at the McCord Hospital was completed and he gained employment at Edendale Hospital in his hometown of Pietermaritzburg in the following year. Due to apartheid he was forced into exile in Swaziland, eventually settling in Zimbabwe.

Upon his return to South Africa in 1991, Dr Mkhize began serving the ANC as a member of its national health secretariat- the structure that was tasked with the responsibility of developing the country's health policy. At the start of the democratic dispensation, Dr Mkhize was appointed as the MEC for Health in 1994- a position he held for a decade. He was the longest serving provincial health MEC in the country. In 2004, he was appointed MEC for Finance and Economic Development in Kwazulu-Natal. At the same time he was also the chairperson of the ANC's National Education and Health subcommittee.

He was designated on 30 April 2009 as the ANC candidate for Premier of Kwazulu-Natal and was elected to that position by the provincial legislature on 6 May. He was elected ANC chairperson in Kwazulu-Natal in 2008 and was reelected in 2012. He served as the chancellor of the University of Kwazulu-Natal since 2009 until 2017.

Dr Mkhize was elected Treasurer General of the ANC at the 53rd National conference in December 2012.

2019 committee attendance as minister/deputy

Attended 6 meetings

2018 committee attendance as minister/deputy

Attended 6 meetings

2018 committee attendance as mp

100% attendance rate

Attended 1 meeting out of 1

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  • Minister/Deputy Minister attendance is not compulsory.
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  • Plenary Attendance is not made public by Parliament although it has been requested.

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Parliament Register of Members' Interests 2018 [Source]

PENSIONS

Public/Private Source
Private FNB
Public FNB
Private Liberty

DIRECTORSHIP AND PARTNERSHIPS

Type of Business Directorship/Partnership
Non Profit Organisation Ikusasa Le Afrika Foundation

GIFTS AND HOSPITALITY

Value Description Source
R250.00 Notebook and Pen Congratulatory Letter Victor Sekote CEO Sizwe Gabodo
R450.00 Photoframe with a Knobkerrie SALGA Energy Summit 2018
R350.00 Fruit Stravos Nicolaou
R1200.00 Gift of a sheep Eastern Cape Provincial Visit His Majesty Mangaliso Ndamase of Nmandeni
R1200.00 Gidt of a sheep Eastern Cape Provincial Visit His Majesty Sigcau
R350.00 Exclusive Books -Voucher Lifetime Achievement Awards Prof. Sangweni

Committee appearances

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