Digital Vibes: Suspension of top health officials could be imminent


Daily Maverick reported on September 1, that “the suspension of Department of Health director-general, Dr Sandile Buthelezi, and long-time deputy director-general, Dr Anban Pillay, appears imminent as they face disciplinary inquiries sparked by the Special Investigating Unit’s (SIU) inquiry into the Digital Vibes scandal”. According to Health Minister Joe Phaahla there will soon be some action and that will have some impact also on our capacity as a department.

“The SIU’s investigation into the Digital Vibes affair, although handed to Pres Ramaphosa more than a month ago, has still not been made public.”

However, the SIU’s founding affidavit in a case pending before the Special Tribunal seems to reveal many of their findings, including damning findings against former Health Minister Zweli Mkhize.

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