R150-m contract awarded to Digital Vibes was irregular


Health Minister Zweli Mkhize says an investigation into the R150-m contract awarded to Digital Vibes has found the tender process followed contravened the Public Finance Management Act (PFMA). The company is allegedly controlled by Mkhize’s former personal spokesperson, Tahera Mather, and his former personal assistant, Naadhira Mitha.
“The process of appointing Digital Vibes was irregular. The irregularity findings range from inconsistencies in the bid committees to lack of disclosure of conflict of interest,” said Mkhize. –
TimesLive (26 May 2021)
Mkhize said that he had not personally benefitted from the contract.
The Special Investigating Unit (SIU) is still investigating the contract in a separate probe, reported
News24 (2021)

 

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