Minister of health placed on special leave

South African President Cyril Ramaphosa has placed Minister of Health Dr Zweli Mkhize on special leave.

The special leave is meant to enable the Minister to attend to allegations and investigations concerning contracts between the Department of Health and a service provider, Digital Vibes that has been making headlines lately.

The Special Investigating Unit is investigating this matter and the President awaits a report on the outcome of this probe.

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

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