This has been on the cards for some time. It’s hard to know where to start. Failures of governance have been exposed tremendously by the devastating impact of the coronavirus pandemic. Corruption, incompetence, and even over-zealous behaviour has plagued the ANC’s top brass over the past 18 months or so.
It was no surprise to see Zweli Mkhize jump before he was pushed, either. Several reports confirmed that the health minister tendered his resignation, just before the presidency confirmed an address to the nation would take place.