Social media users have reacted to Zweli Mkhize’s presidential bid, with many predicting it will end in tears.
The embattled former health minister used his son’s wedding over the weekend as a mini-rally to signal his intention to challenge President Cyril Ramaphosa at the ANC’s national conference in December this year do what society asks of us”. “Smear campaign” to smear his image ahead of the ANC meeting in December.
“I’m being questioned about things that happened in 2005 and people who receive tenders to have. I have never worked with tenders. I am asked about braces for circumcisions. I do not know this. There have been people killed and suspects convicted in Richmond, but I get asked about it.
“In Johannesburg, a woman was killed and the suspects arrested apparently said that they have to say that I sent them. But I want to assure you that we will do what society asks of us. We will not be intimidated,” Mkhize said.
Many social media users, including former Tourism Minister and ANC supporter Derek Hanekom, have commented on the claims of the “defamation campaign and his own presidential bid.
“Is there a ‘campaign to frame him’, or did he frame himself?” Hanekom asked.< /p>
“The December conference must be a renewal conference, the beginning of a new chapter. We cannot come out of this conference with leaders who will be prosecuted,” he said.
Here is one Snapshot Some reactions to Mkhize’s comments:
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