Mantashe, Nxesi cop some flak for seeking private care

The admissions of two cabinet ministers – Gwede Mantashe of mineral resources and energy and his employment and labour counterpart, Thulas Nxesi – in private hospitals has raised concerns about their lack of government confidence in the public health system. Nxesi’s hospitalisation was announced by Minister in the Presidency Jacob Mthembu yesterday. It is understood Mantashe’s wife, Nolwandle, who also tested positive for the virus like her husband, got concerned and called for him to be taken to hospital when his health deteriorated. While it could not be ascertained how many other Cabinet members have existing co-morbidities, Mantashe and Nxesi…

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