Big shook: Get to know MaMkhize’s father, Dr. Zweli Mkhize

Big shook: Get to know MaMkhize’s father, Dr. Zweli Mkhize

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Entrepreneur and reality TV star Shauwn Mkhize, has raised eyebrows after calling former health minister Dr. Zweli Mkhize her father.

The Royal AM owner took to her Instagram account to share that she has settled the feud between “her father Dr. Zweli Mkhize” and her brother Dedani. It appears that the minister and his son were at loggerheads, but Shauwn has intervened as a “big sister” to help them make amends.

Dr. Zweli Mkhize was put on special leave last year by president Cyril Ramaphosa after he was allegedly embroiled in a multi-million rand corruption saga where his then department the Department of Health, awarded a tender to Digital Vibes. His son Dedani, apparently benefitted from the tender and Shauwn said he has paid back the money.

MaMkhize has helped the two bury the hatchet ahead of the family’s festivities this weekenda and she is on cloud nine.
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In a lengthy and touching post on her Instagram account, she wrote: “As a big sister I took it upon myself to come and play my role to unite the family ahead of this weekends festivities. It broke my heart to see my dear father Dr Zweli Mkhize and my little brother Dedani at odds with each other, but today we have defied the odds and proved that blood really is thicker then water. I’m glad that Dedani did the right thing by paying back all the money in question to the SIU and allowing the law to run its cause,” she wrote.

MaMkhize said she is at peace now that her family has reunited. “When all is said and done family comes first and politics last. We are bound by blood and we owe it to ourselves to be our own peacemakers no matter what.
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It fills my heart to know that all is well and we are one! Ngiyabonga koKhabazela, I pray that we remain a united force, as I always tell my boys @royalam_fc divided we fall and United we stand.”

 

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Many social media users expressed shock after MamKhize called Dr. Zweli Mkhize her father. MaMkhize’s parents Sipho and Florence Mkhize were ANC activists during apartheid and they died a many years ago.

MaMkhize and Dr Zweli share the same surname, which has led many to believe they are related. Others say maybe the politician may be MaMKhize’s distant cousin or her late father’s younger brother.

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