South Africa’s Embattled Health Minister Zweli Mkhize said that he understood the public’s outrage and anger over the Digital Vibes debacle.
President Cyril Ramaphosa on Tuesday placed Mkhize on special leave to allow him time to deal with the investigation into the contentious contract. Mkhize was on an oversight visit to Kimberley in the Northern Cape yesterday when news of the president’s decision broke.
The Health minister said that he was well aware that the public was disappointed. As revelations around the Digital Vibes contract continued, including assertions that the company bought his son a bakkie, he said that he spoke to his family about it and they were in agreement that these funds need to be returned.