Article by: Dumisane Dube
The Special Investigating Unit (SIU) has confirmed that a case against the former associates of Health Minister Dr Zweli Mkhize has been opened at the Norwood police station in Johannesburg.
The case was opened last month by Radha Hariram, the director of Digital Vibes.
Tahera Mather and Naadhira Mitha who worked for the communications company Digital Vibes could be facing charges of fraud and embezzlement.
Digital Vibes is reported to have acquired R150 million irregular contract with the Department of Health.
It’s alleged the company was paid to do work that could have been handled internally by the department.
According to SIU It is alleged that Mather and Mitha transferred large sums of money from the company’s business account without the director’s knowledge, an amount of R80 million was embezzled from the Digital Vibes business account.
Digital Vibes allegedly paid for renovations at a house belonging to Mkhize’s family trust and the Minister’s son Dedani’s car.
Health Minister Zweli Mkhize also told reporters that the contract with Digital Vibes was irregular and that disciplinary action will be taken against those responsible
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