The GOOD party has welcomed the release of the Special Investigating Unit (SIU) report into the Digital Vibes Communications Contract with the Department of Health, and encourages the National Prosecuting Authority (NPA) to act swiftly against those implicated in the report.
President Cyril Ramaphosa authorised the release of the Special Investigating Unit’s report earlier on Wednesday morning.
The report found that then Health Minister Zweli Mkhize’s family and his former associates have received undue benefits from Digital Vibes.
It also revealed improper and unlawful conduct by the Minister.
GOOD Secretary-General Brett Herron says complete transparency is essential to stamp out corruption.
“There should be no place to hide for those who concoct corrupt schemes which defraud the public purse. The publication of the report shines the light directly on those who need to be shamed. The report is damning of the former Minister, the former Acting DG and of course those who were the ostensible owners of Digital Vibes.”
“The SIU has recommended that those involved [should] be prosecuted and we encourage the NPA to act swiftly so that South Africans can start to see the wheels of justice move against those who steal from us,” Herron.
SIU spokesperson Kaizer Kganyago on the Digital Vibes report:
In August, Dedani Mkhize, son of the former Health Minister, complained that the unit should have served him with papers before it went to the Special Tribunal.
This was after it emerged that he allegedly collected boxes and parcels stuffed with cash from one of the key figures in the corruption saga involving Digital Vibes.
According to documents the SIU filed at the Special Tribunal, Mkhize repeatedly met with Digital Vibes Director Radha Hariram at a fuel station in Stanger in KwaZulu-Natal, where he allegedly collected cash directly linked to the department’s contract.