- President Cyril Ramaphosa recently spoke about the Digital Vibes scandal and the allegations of corruption surrounding Minister of Health Dr Zweli Mkhize
- Ramaphosa stated that Mkhize is fully cooperating with the probe being conducted by the Special Investigating Unit into the R150 million tender
- Mkhize has been battling allegations of corruption since news broke that his associates received the multi-million-rand contract from the Department of Health
President Cyril Ramaphosa has revealed that he and Health Minister Dr Zweli Mkhize spoke about the Digital Vibes matter. Ramaphosa stated that the minister was in full cooperation with the Special Investigating Unit's (SIU) probe.
The SIU is investigating allegations of corruption involving a R150 million irregular tender contract that was handed to Digital Vibes by the Department of Health. Two of Mkhize's close associates allegedly own the company.
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According to EWN, Ramaphosa stated that the allegations of corruption made against Mkhize were both 'serious' and 'disturbing'. He spoke about it being essential that the SIU investigates the matter and that the probe is finalised without any delay.
Addressing the scandal
Ramaphosa added that legal processes were being followed. A report by eNCA stated that calls were growing for the president to relieve Mkhize of his duties. It comes as no surprise that Ramaphosa addressed the scandal despite being embroiled in other matters.
A special gift
Previously, Briefly News reported that Digital Vibes purchased a vehicle for Mkhize's son. Documents obtained by a well-known media publication show that Digital Vibes transferred R160 000 to a car dealership in Pietermaritzburg, KwaZulu-Natal.
Cruising or corrupt?
The money was for a 2003 Toyota Land Cruiser and the vehicle was registered under Dedani Mkhize. Social media images revealed that the vehicle is being used at a farm near PMB, owned by Dedani.
Digital Vibes has been a company name on many lips since allegations of corruption involving them and Dr Mkhize arose.
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