Ramaphosa puts Mkhize on special leave after he apologises for Digital Vibes scandal

Minister of Health Dr Zweli Mkhize has apologised for the disruption caused by the irregular Digital Vibes contract, saying he played no role in awarding the tender and did not benefit from it. Mkhize briefed the media on 8 June 2021 just minutes before the Presidency announced that President Ramaphosa had placed the minister on special leave while the SIU conducted a probe into the matter.