Article by: Dumisane Dube
Health Minister Zweli Mkhize says the money paid to his son’s company by communications company Digital Vibes must be returned.
Daily Maverick reported that the communications company Digital Vibes purchased a second-hand bakkie for Health Minister Zweli Mkhize’s son around the same time the Department of Health transferred about R50 million to the company for its services.
According to the Daily Maverick, payment for the car was R160 000 and R300 000 was transferred to his company.
President Ramaphosa placed Mkhize on a special leave pending an investigation by the Special Investigating Unit into the R150 million contract.
Mkhize said the whole ordeal has made his family unhappy, his son must return the money.
“This has made the family unhappy, and we are outraged by this and have had to sit down and have a discussion on that matter to indicate that that kind of relationship was inappropriate and at some point, the money needs to be returned…he issue was that it was based on a personal relationship. Which adults we have children at this age who have relationships that we are not aware to what extent they go,” said Mkhize.
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