Former Health Minister Zweli Mkhize distances himself from financial scam

In a short statement, Mkhize said he had been notified of an email sent to some of his associates and government officials, purported to be from him.

Former Health Minister Zweli Mkhize addressed a virtual meeting on 4 August 2020. Picture: @DrZweliMkhize/Twitter

JOHANNESBURG - Former Health Minister Dr Zweli Mkhize has distanced himself from a financial scam using his name.

In a short statement, Mkhize said he had been notified of an email sent to some of his associates and government officials, purported to be from him. The email asks the recipients to donate towards “fundraising for a campaign”.

Mkhize said he would notify the police and asked those who received the same email to follow suit.

Mkhize resigned from his ministerial position after he was implicated in the Digital Vibes scandal.