Tensions in MAC boil over because ‘Mkhize erred in sidelining state bodies’

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Tensions in MAC boil over because ‘Mkhize erred in sidelining state bodies’

Professor Glenda Gray, president of the South African Medical Research Council. Photo: South African Medical Research Council.

One analyst lambasted the well being division for dictating to intellectuals on the committee about what they’re allowed to say in regards to the lockdown.

The pressure amongst members of the Ministerial Advisory Committee (MAC) advising Health Minister Zweli Mkhize on Covid-19 has boiled over, and that’s what might have led to one of many members overtly criticising the federal government’s laws. According to consultants, Mkhize blundered when he sidelined state establishments, the SA Medical Research Council (SAMRC) and National Institute for Communicable Diseases (NICD) and opted for Professor Salim Abdool Karim, director of the Centre for the Aids Programme of Research in South Africa (Caprisa) to guide the panel. Political analyst Xolani Dube, head of the Xubera Institution for Research and Development, questioned the rationale…

live at 2020-05-20 14:16:54

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