According to the Special Investigation Unit, former Health Minister Jweli Mkhije was aware of an irregular contract with a communications company.
In South Africa, investigators are seeking the indictment of a former senior official and sanctions against former health minister Zweli Mkhize, in a damning report released on Wednesday (29 September) on corruption in the health ministry, fighting Covid with l money. The intention is – 19.
The Special Investigation Unit (SIU) claims that the former health minister, who once promised a great national future, was aware of irregular contracts with communications company Digital Vibes.
Officially, these public contracts were to fund awareness campaigns to fight the COVID-19 pandemic. In fact, the money benefited two of Mr. Mkhije’s relatives in the ministry, himself and his son. The latter, Dedani Mkhize, exclusively purchased the 4×4 Luxury and retired. “Sufficient amount in cash”, outline the investigators in your report.
The disclosure of the matter to the media in May caused outrage among the people. Zweli Mkhize, 65, a trained doctor who became the face of the fight against the pandemic in South Africa praised for his action as minister, was forced to resign in August.
The SIU, which has already taken steps to recover the embezzled money, in its report to President Cyril Ramaphosa, urges sanctions against his close and former minister. The report also demanded legal action against Anton Pillay, former Director General of the Ministry of Health.
Cyril Ramaphosa promised to tackle endemic corruption within the ANC, the historic ruling party. In 2018, he replaced President Jacob Zuma, who was sent off to bail out of a series of corruption scandals at the highest level of the state.
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