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Making headlines: Mkhize disputes media reports that Digital Vibes saga is a political ploy against him; South Africa records 3 285 new confirmed Covid-19 cases and 89 deaths; And, Ekurhuleni Mayor says metro working with Eskom to ensure compliance
Mkhize disputes media reports that Digital Vibes saga is a political ploy against him
Health Minister Zweli Mkhize has clarified he does not believe the Digital Vibes investigation has anything to do with African National Congress politics or the party's presidential race in 2022.
Mkhize said this following an article published by the Sunday Times, which said he had told his allies the probe was a ploy to eliminate him from contesting.
The department said the Minister remains committed to cooperating with the investigation process as it proceeds, and will ensure that the department continues to do its work in rolling out the vaccination programme and putting the necessary measures in place to mitigate the risk of the third wave.
South Africa records 3 285 new confirmed Covid-19 cases and 89 deaths
South Africa recorded 3 285 new Covid-19 infections on Monday and 89 related deaths, taking the death toll to 57 063.
Of the 89 deaths, 25 were recorded in Gauteng, 23 in the Free State, 18 in the Western Cape, 17 in Limpopo, four in the Northern Cape, and one each in the Eastern Cape and KwaZulu-Natal.
Health Minister Zweli Mkhize said as of Monday, the country had recorded 1 699 849 confirmed cases.
Gauteng has recorded the most with 476 514, followed by KwaZulu-Natal with 341 175.
And, Ekurhuleni Mayor says metro working with Eskom to ensure compliance
The City of Ekurhuleni is working with power utility Eskom to ensure it complies with implementation requirements for load-shedding, Mayor Mzwandile Masina says.
Masina said he had seen that Eskom had issued a statement saying the city must comply with load-shedding schedules, adding that it was doing so.
Masina explained that he had previously explained the metro was building capacity over time.
That’s a roundup of news making headlines today
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