AfriForum: Mkhize only one ‘shocked’ about son’s involvement in Digital Vibes scandal

The civil rights organisation AfriForum today responded on the former Minister of Health Zweli Mkhize’s attempts to have the damning evidence against him set aside.

The Special Investigating Unit found in a report on corruption in which Mkhize was involved that a contract worth R150 million had been illegally awarded to the media agency Digital Vibes. Mkhize’s son also reportedly received about R3.8 million.

Mkhize also told media that he was shocked to learn about his son Dedani Mkhize’s involvement in this scandal as their relationship is strained.

“I think Mkhize is underestimating the public’s intelligence if he thinks that anyone would believe that he was unaware of his son’s involvement. He is clearly the only one who is shocked,” says Jacques Broodryk, AfriForum’s Campaign Manager.

According to the organisation this blatant looting of the state coffers and the government’s delay in acting against looters is going to result in a largescale tax protest.

“People are already struggling to make ends meet but are still forced to pay enormous taxes, taxes that are then misused, stolen, and misappropriated. The government is clearly not realising that it is playing with fire,” Broodryk concludes.

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