Digital Vibes - Suspension of South African Health Heads Pending?
The Standing Committee on Public Accounts briefed by the Special Investigating Unit (SIU) on progress in the ongoing investigations into the procurement of personal protective equipment (PPE) for Covid-19 and the Digital Vibes contract.
According to Mark Heywood for Daily Maverick, the suspension of Department of Health Director-General, Sandile Buthelezi, and long-time Deputy Director-General, Anban Pillay, appears imminent as they face disciplinary inquiries sparked by the SIU's inquiry into the Digital Vibes scandal. It is believed that other senior officials may also be suspended.
PPE contracts between the Department of Health and service provider Digital Vibes prompted an investigation over the firm's connection to former health minister Zweli Mkhize and his family. Mkhize was placed on special leave by President Cyril Ramaphosa as a result.
Presidency Processing SIU Report On Digital Vibes Matter
Govt of SA, 1 September 2021
President Ramaphosa received a report and referral on the Digital Vibes matter from the Special Investigating Unit (SIU) in early July 2021. Read more »
Special Investigative Unit's Digital Vibes Investigation - Suspension of Top Health Officials Imminent
Daily Maverick, 31 August 2021
Sources have told Maverick Citizen that the suspension of Department of Health Director-General, Dr Sandile Buthelezi, and long-time Deputy Director-General, Dr Anban Pillay,… Read more »
Media Statement - Scopa Receives Siu Update On PPE Procurement Investigations
Parliament of South Africa, 1 September 2021
The Standing Committee on Public Accounts (Scopa) was today briefed by the Special Investigating Unit (SIU) on progress in the ongoing investigations into the procurement of… Read more »
Assessing Dr Zweli Mkhize's Two Years As Health Minister
spotlight, 6 August 2021
It came as something of a surprise when Dr Zweli Mkhize was appointed South Africa's Minister of Health in May 2019. As one of the ANC's top six, and someone thought to have… Read more »
Political Parties Welcome Health Minister's Resignation, but Expected a Greater Clean-Out
Daily Maverick, 6 August 2021
Following the Cabinet reshuffle on Thursday evening, political parties made it clear that they welcomed Zweli Mkhize's resignation but felt more needed to be done to create an… Read more »
Scorpio, the investigative arm of South African publisher Daily Maverick, has Read more »
President Cyril Ramaphosa has placed Minister of Health Zweli Mkhize on special leave, the government has said in a statement. This period will enable the minister to attend to ... Read more »
Special Investigative Unit logo (file photo).