Corruption Linked to Mkhize Resurfaces

Written by on 17 March, 2021

By: Lindelani Mbatha

DA Shadow Minister of Finance, Geordin Hill-Lewis, says he’s concerned that government is not taking serious the allegation of corruption levelled against Health minister, Zweli Mkhize.

This comes as the Special Investigating Unit (SIU) confirmed it’s investigating Mkhize’s close associates, on allegations of benefiting from COVID-19 contracts issued by the Department of Health valued at more than R82 million.

He’s accused of helping his former personal spokesperson, Tahera Mather, and his former personal assistant, Naadhira Mitha, to secure a consultancy tender.

Mather is reported to be an alleged family friend of Mkhize, whose relationship is said to extend as far back as the 1990s, during Mkhize’s time as MEC for Health in KwaZulu-Natal.

The scandal is the latest debacle involving allegations of corruption, with links to COVID-19 procurement, which have rocked the country.

Speaking in parliament, Hill-Lewis elaborates,

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Meanwhile, Deputy President David Mabuza says the presidency is still investigating the matter.

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