Zweli Mkhize's close associates linked to a R82-million health tender

The Special Investigating Unit has launched as investigation into a tender which the national Department of Health awarded to a small company that is allegedly linked to close associates of Health Minister Zweli Mkhize. The department appointed Digital Vibes, a small KwaZulu-Natal- based communications company, in late 2019 through a contentious closed tender to provide communications services for the government's National Health Insurance (NHI) roll-out. The scope of work was extended in March 2020 to include communications services for Covid-19. To date, the firm obtained orders from the department for Covid-19 projects valued at more than R82-million. We spoke to investigative Journalist at the Daily Maverick, Pieter-Louis Myburgh, who broke the story.