Former Gauteng MEC Dr. Gwen Ramokgopa and Dr Nkosazana Dlamini-Zuma are the front runners to replace the current Minister of Health Dr Zweli Mkhize
Dr. Mkhize has been under fire over the contract awarded to Digital Vibes, the communications company associated with Tahera Mather, his political associate who ran the media component of his failed 2017 campaign to become ANC president.
Daily Maverick’s investigative news unit, Scorpio, has exposed a number of payments to or on behalf of Mkhize’s son, Dedani, by Digital Vibes, as well as repairs to a Johannesburg house owned by the minister’s trust.
Mkhize has denied any wrongdoing, and has said that he has not personally benefited from the contract.
On Monday, the ANC’s integrity commission chair, George Mashaba, said that he had received a letter from Mkhize indicating that he would appear before it.