Health Minister Zweli Mkhize is failing to account to parliament. He has decided to go with legal advice and not appear before the portfolio committee on health.
The minister was expected to be questioned about the irregular R150 million Digital Vibes contract. It was for a Covid-19 communications campaign.
Mkhize is said to have a close association with the owners of the company. But he has denied that they are personal friends. However Online newspaper The Daily Maverick reports that the company also bought a Land Cruiser for Mkhize’s son, transferred money to his son’s company and also paid for maintenance work at the minister’s property in Johannesburg.