I am up to the job: new deputy health minister

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I am up to the job: new deputy health minister

We speak to Dr Sibongiseni Dhlomo, who says the health department is ‘determined to make a big difference’

Presidency reporter

As chair of the portfolio committee on health, Dr Sibongiseni Dhlomo had become accustomed to firing questions and holding those in authority accountable in parliament.

However, the tables were turned on Tuesday when he found himself in the hot seat, making his first appearance before the National Council of Provinces’ select committee on health and social services, in his new role as deputy health minister.

“It is truly a blessing to have tasted both worlds, because I know what it’s like to account and how to handle people who must account to you,” said Dhlomo in an interview after the meeting. ..

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