Mkhize faces tender scandal

Nereus77

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I wonder how close that is to Ramaphosa's daughter's farm near PMB....
 

Cosmik Debris

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I wonder how close that is to Ramaphosa's daughter's farm near PMB....

Or this land:

06/02/2020

In yet another shocker for members of the Government Employee’s Pension Fund, it has been revealed that The Public Investment Commissioner (PIC) has “invested” in land, on their behalf, for R570,525 per hectare in Coligny, where the average price per hectare is less than R20,000.

The Ex SA Ambassador to Italy, Tembi Tambo, daughter of Oliver Tambo, is a representative of Isago, the controversial company benefiting from this and other highly questionable transactions.
 

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Quite a nice farm by some accounts 1299ha near Pietermaritzburg. Vegetables, Nguni cattle etc. Will it be re-distributed without compensation? Ha ha

I wonder if its this same farm financed by Ithala Bank and if any repayments have been made on this "loan"?


 

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Anatomy of a ‘rigged’ contract: Digital Vibes tender deeply flawed, unlawful and invalid, says SIU​


Digital Vibes secured its R150-million communications contract from the Department of Health (DoH) as a result of alleged tender-rigging and other irregularities in the bidding process.


The Special Investigating Unit’s (SIU’s) latest filings at the Special Tribunal has laid bare the role DoH officials played in an allegedly crooked tender process.



The firm was appointed for a National Health Insurance (NHI) communications strategy in November 2019, but the scope of work was later changed to include Covid-19.


Daily Maverick Scorpio’s months-long investigation has so far revealed that the health minister currently on special leave, Zweli Mkhize, and his family have benefited financially from monies disbursed by Digital Vibes.



In its latest filings, the SIU is severely critical of the manner in which Digital Vibes clinched the deal.

“The procurement process undertaken to award the NHI contract was deeply flawed, unlawful and invalid and appears to have been rigged to ensure the appointment of Digital Vibes,” according to the unit.

By all appearances, Digital Vibes seems to have been irregularly favoured in the bidding process.

This while Digital Vibes’ main rival “was irregularly and incorrectly disqualified from the NHI tender evaluation process”, according to the documents.

Perhaps most shocking is the fact that the DoH picked Digital Vibes over one of its vastly more experienced rival bidders, which offered a significantly lower bid price of R69-million.

At R141-million, Digital Vibes’ bid price was more than double that of its rival’s.

The firm ultimately pocketed R150-million from the department.

More at: https://www.dailymaverick.co.za/art...-deeply-flawed-unlawful-and-invalid-says-siu/
 

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SIU refers Zweli Mkhize and his son to NPA for possible charges over Digital Vibes payments​


The embattled health minister Zweli Mkhize and his son Dedani have been referred to the National Prosecuting Authority (NPA) to consider charging them for corruption over “suspicious” payments they received from Digital Vibes.

This is contained in court papers the Special Investigating Unit (SIU) filed at the Special Tribunal on Thursday, where it is trying to recover R150m that was allegedly unlawfully paid by the department of health to Digital Vibes, a company owned by Mkhize’s close associate Tahera Mather.

According to the SIU, Mkhize received R6,720 from Digital Vibes, allegedly for maintenance at a Bryanston property, while his son received R3.8m. These monies allegedly amount to undue gratification as there is no evidence that they did any work for Digital Vibes.

More at: https://www.timeslive.co.za/politic...possible-charges-over-digital-vibes-payments/
 
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