SIU seeks to recover R150m from Digital Vibes

File: The Special Investigative Unit.

JOHANNESBURG - The Special Investigating Unit wants to recover R150-million from Digital Vibes.

The controversial communications firm was irregularly awarded the lucrative deal by the national Department of Health.

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The unit has filed papers with the Special Tribunal, seeking to review and set aside the contract.

The company was hired to help the department with COVID-19 communications.

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It's linked associates of Health Minister Zweli Mkhize, who's been placed on special leave.

The SIU submitted its report to President Cyril Ramaphosa nearly a month ago.

Last month, the Special Tribunal granted an order freezing approximately R22-million being held in a number of accounts linked to Digital Vibes.


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