They were arrested after they were also found in possession of an undisclosed amount of packed cocaine bags and cocaine ‘bulking’ agents.
Though Mkhize says he was not contacted to give his side of the story, Tlhabi says she did, while Mbhazima Shilowa says Mkhize has ‘missed the point’.
This comes after the agriculture industry underwent nationwide exponential growth in 2017’s second quarter.
While she is still going ahead with her own campaign, she is reportedly seriously considering the proposal by the deputy president’s team.
The suspension was confirmed in a one-sentence statement released by the minister, but no further details were provided on the reasons for the suspension.
Forensic evidence has allegedly linked a 38-year-old gunman to the assassination after he was arrested for a different violent crime.