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WHO does Trump think he is? SA joins global fury


WHO does Trump think he is? SA joins global fury

Zweli Mkhize throws weight behind the agency after US leader deals blow to virus fight by withdrawing US funding

Jeff Mason, Paulina Duran, Kevin Flynn and Matthew Savides

As Donald Trump cops flak for cutting funding to the World Health Organisation over its handling of the coronavirus pandemic, SA health minister Dr Zweli Mkhize has joined the chorus of condemnation and thrown his weight behind the agency.

Mkhize told a press briefing on Wednesday night that the country had “full confidence in the WHO and the director-general, Dr Tedros Adhanom Ghebreyesus”.

He was speaking after announcing that SA’s Covid-19 death toll had leapt to 34, with 2,506 confirmed cases...

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