Zweli Mkhize Biography, Age, Career and Net Worth

Zweli Mkhize Biography

Zweli Lawrence Mkhize is a South African medical doctor, lawmaker and politician. He was appointed the South African minister for Health on 30 May 2019. Zweli Mkhize was born on 2 February 1956 in Willowfontein, Pietermaritzburg, South Africa.

Zweli Mkhize Profile


Zweli Mkhize

Real Name

Zweli Lawrence Mkhize

Date of Birth

2 February 1956


65 Years (2021)

State of Origin



South African





Medical Doctor


May Mashego

Net Worth

$48 million

Educational Background

Zweli Mkhize education

Zweli Mkhize holds a degree in medicine at the University of Natal. He completed his internship at the McCord Hospital in 1983.


Zweli Mkhize career

Zweli Mkhize started his career as a medical doctor at Edendale Hospital in Pietermaritzburg in 1984.

He was forced into exile in Swaziland but later settled in Zimbabwe and returned to South Africa in 1991.

He worked with Themba Hospital in the former Eastern Transvaal.

Zweli Mkhize was the was the 5th Premier of KwaZulu-Natal from 2009 to 2013 and a member of the African National Congress (ANC).

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He served as the party’s Treasurer-General between 2012 and 2017.

In September 2017, Zweli Mkhize was appointed the President of the African National Congress.

In 2018, Zweli Mkhize was appointed the Minister of Cooperative Governance and Traditional Affairs.

Mkhize was appointed the South African Minister for health in May 2019

As the Minster for Health Mkhize have been prominent in the South African response to Covid-19 pandemic in 2020.

Zweli Mkhize Instagram

Zweli Mkhize Instagram handle is @dr_zwelimkhize

Zweli Mkhize Net Worth

Zweli Mkhize Net Worth

Zweli Mkhize net worth is $46 million

Personal life

Zweli Mkhize wife

Zweli Mkhize is married to May Mashego

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