Parliament says Zweli Mkhize did not break ethics code

Parliament says Zweli Mkhize did not break ethics code

Parliament ruled that the former Minister of Health Dr Zweli Mkhize did not contravene its Code of Ethics and closed the complaint against the politician whose reputation was left in tatters after the Digital Vibes scandal broke in 2021.

According to eNCA, parliament’s Executive Ethics Committee cleared Mkhize of contravening the Code of Ethics, on Tuesday, 12 April.

The Committee also said the former minister of health cannot be held liable for his son, Dedani Mkhize, benefitting from the Digital Vibes contract, adding that Zweli Mkhize himself did not personally benefit from the dodgy deal.

The Ethics Committee reportedly closed the complaint against the former minister of health, who is expected to run against Cyril Ramaphosa at the ANC’s December elective conference.

According to reports, the Digital Vibes communications company was unlawfully awarded a R150 million contract to run the department of health’s National Health Insurance (NHI) communications campaign and then its COVID-19 campaign.

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