Civil Society organisation SA First Forum is calling on President Cyril Ramaphosa to fire Health Minister Dr Zweli Mkhize.
Pressure is mounting on President Ramaphosa to act against Mkhize following his latest admission that the awarding of a R150 million tender to Communications Company, Digital Vibes was irregular.
Mkhize made the admission on Wednesday last week, following the outcome of an internal investigation into the tender awarded to his former private assistant, Tahera Mathera and former spokesperson Naardhira Mitha who are reported to control the company, although the two are not listed as directors.
The tender was for services related to the National Health Insurance scheme and government’s response to the COVID-19 pandemic.
Alleged irregular contract between the health department & Digital Vibes:
Speaking on Motsweding Fm’s Current Affairs Show, Boresetse, SA First Forum convener Rod Solomons says President Ramaphosa does not need to wait for a Special Investigations Unit (SIU) investigation to take action against Mkhize.
Last week President Ramaphosa said he will only make a decision on the fate of the Health Minister after receiving a report from the SIU.
The SIU says its investigation into the alleged irregularities in the Health Department is at an advanced stage: