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Mkhize acknowledges Digital Vibes tender was “irregular

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Minister Zweli Mkhize has acknowledged that the awarding of a COVID-19 communications tender to Digital Vibes was irregular, further claiming that disciplinary action against those implicated is underway.

Minister of Health, Zweli Mkhize took to Twitter on Wednesday, 26 May 2021, to endorse a statement on the awarding of a COVID-19 communications tender to Digital Vibes. The media agency, according to reports, happens to be one that is owned by Tahera Mather and his former personal assistant, Naadira Mitha. The media agency was allegedly awarded a R150 million tender because of the founders’ relation to Mkhize.

Mkhize has described the awarding of the tender to the company as irregular. Moreover, he stated, “They are certainly my comrades. I have worked with them in the ordinary course of my political or official duties and this is not unusual.” Mkhize also claimed that disciplinary action against those implicated is underway.

However, it is believed that the minister will not be investigated, despite the mounting calls for him to step down from his position over the matter. He further stated, “This is because when this matter came up and my name was linked to it, I had a duty to report to the President as my superior and had undertaken to keep him appraised.”

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