Zweli Mkhize faced the media on Tuesday, just days after leaving several scheduled appearances. The Minister of Health was part of a supervisory visit to two hospitals in the North Cape – when a cloud of corruption loomed over the ANC Stark. At the press briefing, Mkhize stated that he could possibly take special leave soon.
Zweli Mkhize ‘can take special leave’
Mr. Mkhize, who apologized unreservedly for the whole situation, is implicated in the R150 million Digital Vibes contract scandal that allegedly benefited him and his son. He denies playing any role in awarding the deal to DV.
Although the senior minister denied allegations that his resignation had been submitted, Zweli Mkhize announced that he would have “showdown talks” over the weekend had led with President Ramaphosa. Both seem to be in favor of a route that allows the 65-year-old to step back from his official duties, while giving Mkhize the chance to wash his name off.
Digital vibes, dodgy deals
Elsewhere, the public prosecutor’s office insists that Zweli Mkhize must not be let off the hook because of his alleged indiscretions. The shadow health minister Siviwe Gwarube confirmed that a complaint would now be submitted to the parliamentary ethics committee. The representative of the opposition party also criticized his colleagues from Mkhize for failing to bring him to justice.
“The prosecutor will lodge a complaint with the ethics committee of parliament against Submit the Minister of Health, Dr. Zweli Mkhize, for his role in awarding a million-rand contract to Digital Vibes. Minister Mkhize reportedly personally signed the template that included the contract with that company that belonged to his close associates . “
” The Portfolio Health Committee failed to hold minister Mkhize accountable for its work at the holding as the ANC used its majority to close ranks and prevent the minister from standing up last week During the music committee meeting, the prosecution urges the ethics committee to investigate this matter. “