Ramaphosa places Mkhize on special leave
Published: 08 Jun 21
President Cyril Ramaphosa announced on Tuesday that he has placed Health Minister Zweli Mkhize on special leave. This comes as Mkhize revealed that he had met with Ramaphosa to discuss special leave, following his alleged involvement in the Digital Vibes scandal. Minister of Tourism Mmamoloko Kubayi-Ngubane will serve as acting Minister of Health as Ramaphosa awaits the outcome of the Special Investigating Unit probe into Mkhize’s alleged involvement with an irregularly awarded R150-million contract, in 2019. “This period of special leave will enable the Minister to attend to allegations and investigations concerning contracts between the Department of Health and a service provider, Digital Vibes,” the Presidency said in a statement.