South Africa’s President Cyril Ramaphosa has on Tuesday placed Minister of Health Dr. Zweli Mkhize on special leave.
Minister of Tourism Ms. Mmamoloko Kubayi-Ngubane will serve in acting capacity Minister of Health until further notice.
In a statement, the president stated that, “this period of special leave will enable the Minister to attend to allegations and investigations concerning contracts between the Department of Health and a service provider, Digital Vibes.”
He added that the Special Investigating Unit is investigating this matter and he awaits a report on the outcome of this probe.
Dr. Zweli Mhkize today made his first public appearance before the ANC’s Integrity Commission concerning the irregular R150 million Digital Vibes tender.