President Cyril Ramaphosa says Health Minister Zweli Mkhize has briefed him on the scenario relating to the allegations towards him. Ramaphosa provides that Mkhize is able to cooperate with any investigation into the matter.
Mkhize has responded to media studies that the Special Investigating Unit is investigating a criticism about a multi-million rand tender that allegedly benefited two of his shut associates.
The tender was awarded to KwaZulu-Natal-based communications company Digital Vibes that reportedly acquired R82 million in a COVID-19 consultancy contract for communications about the pandemic.
Ramaphosa was partaking in a digital Q and A session with members of the South African National Editors’ Forum (Sanef).
“Minister of Health has briefed me about this matter and I am glad that he has said that he welcomes any form of investigation in this matter and that he has not participated in any wrongdoing but he will prefer that the matter be properly investigated and that he will cooperate with any process that relates to the investigation of this matter. I prefer to leave it there; we will only be able to deal with it once the investigation has revealed something.”
On the revelations on the State Capture Commission, President Ramaphosa says he must watch for the fee to conclude its work after which take motion afterward.
“We had a High-Level Panel Review led by Sydney Mufamadi, it produced a report and now the Zondo Commission is within the course of (of compiling a report). Most of the issues on the Zondo Commission are clearly going to have to attend for correct synthesis, correct evaluation by the fee and the fee is then going to return out with a report. The report will then be the kind that may inform us of the complete veracity of a few of these occasions and incidents which have taken place. The Zondo Commission can be concluding its work quickly and they are going to be reporting to me as president and I’ll study the report, the load of their suggestions, then there can be a observe-by means of on the idea of what would have come out of that report. I want to go away these instances of issues there. “
President Cyril Ramaphosa solutions questions from members of Sanef: