On September 27, News24 reported that the Director -General of Health, Dr Sandile Buthelezi, has been suspended over his alleged role in the R150-m Digital Vibes tender scandal. Dr Nicholas Crisp, deputy director-general responsible for National Health Insurance, will continue to act until Buthelezi’s hearing process has been concluded.  

“Buthelezi tookoffice as health director general in June 2020. A year later, in early June this year, Buthelezi acted as buffer for the then minister when he, not Mkhize, appeared before parliament’s portfolio committee on health to face questions about the department’s alleged involvement in the Digital Vibes contract. 

In August Dr Zweli Mkhize resigned as Minister of Health in after being implicated by the SIU in the Digital Vibes Scandal

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