The special court on Monday reserved judgment in an application filed by six companies joining a request for review of the controversial R150 million Digital Vibes contract.
In April, there were The Special Investigating Unit (SIU) court granted its request to join the companies allegedly linked to the family of former Health Minister Zweli Mkhize in their application for contract review.
The companies were granted the application for review The SIU added that the contract should be declared unlawful, and the money returned to the state.
However, in their appeal on Monday, the companies argued that the court erred in its earlier judgment and argued a different Court could have done so came to a different conclusion.
They alleged that SIU used the wrong test and with the correct test, SIU had no action to take
In an April ruling, Judge Lebogang Modiba ruled that the SIU’s allegations against companies allegedly controlled by the controversial Digital Vibes contract, met the test for participation.
In the 24-page ruling, Modiba said the companies that SIU wanted to join the case presented SIU with “inconsistent versions” of the payments, received from Digital Vibes funds.
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