Health Minister placed on special leave

President Cyril Ramaphosa has placed Health Minister Dr Zweli Mkhize on special leave to enable him to attend to allegations and investigations concerning contracts between the Department of Health and a service provider, Digital Vibes.

“The Special Investigating Unit is investigating this matter and the President awaits a report on the outcome of this probe,” the Presidency said in a statement on Tuesday.

Tourism Minister Mmamoloko Kubayi-Ngubane will serve as Acting Minister of Health until further notice.

Source: South African Government News Agency