Adriaan Basson | Something bigger for which Zweli Mkhize should have been fired

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On special leave: Health Minister Zweli Mkhize.
On special leave: Health Minister Zweli Mkhize.
Melinda Stuurman

Why was botching SA's vaccine rollout a lesser "crime" than allegedly chowing money from a communications tender? asks Adriaan Basson.

Health Minister Zweli Mkhize has not been found guilty of corruption or any crime in relation to the Digital Vibes tender scandal, yet he has been placed on special leave and is unlikely to return to the portfolio.

The country breathed a collective sigh of accountability relief last week when Mkhize's "request" to President Cyril Ramaphosa to step aside while various probes into the deal are being finalised was granted.

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