Digital Vibes Saga: Health DG Buthelezi Back At Work

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Department of Health Director-General Dr. Sandile Buthelezi is back at work after he was cleared of all charges relating to Digital Vibes and its dodgy dealings.

Digital Vibes secured its R150-million communications contract from the Department of Health as a result of alleged tender-rigging

In a statement on Tuesday, the Ministry of Health said it “would like to announce the reinstatement of the Director-General Dr. Sandile Buthelezi back to his role as the accounting officer of the National Department of Health with effect from Monday, 29 November 2021”.

The Ministry of Health added: “This follows the release of the Special Investigating Unit Report into the Digital Vibes contract in which a number of officials were implicated, including Dr. Buthelezi.

“He was placed on precautionary suspension to allow the investigation process to run smoothly and subsequently undergone a disciplinary hearing process chaired by a retired Judge.

“He was cleared of all charges levelled against him at the hearing process, hence his return to the office.”

The Ministry of Health said it “would like to wish Dr. Buthelezi all the best in fulfilling his duties.”