New boss for Eastern Cape health department

Dr Sibongile Zungu
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It’s official, Dr Sibongile Zungu, seconded to the province in July by health minister Dr Zweli Mkhize to assist in the fight against Covid-19, has been unveiled as the new administration boss of the provincial health department, albeit on a short-term basis.

Zungu, who currently heads the provincial Covid-19 project management unit, will on October 1 officially take over reins from outgoing superintendent-general (SG) Dr Thobile Mbengashe, who will assume a new role as an advisor to premier Oscar Mabuyane.

Zungu’s three-month appointment as acting SG was announced on Tuesday by health MEC Sindiswa Gomba during a media briefing in Bhisho.

Gomba said Zungu’s tenure as  acting health boss would come to an end in December.

By Asanda Nini

 

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