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Zweli Mkhize's name surfaces in another SIU investigation - this time over a R114m deal

Zweli Mkhize was a former ANC MP who once served as Minister of Defence. He also has a role in the Zuptown slum area, where he once served as a ward councillor.

Zweli Mkhize was involved in a R114m deal that could have given him R2.3bn in dividends and perks. He resigned from the board of the state-owned utility on June 27, after it was reported in April that he had a R114m-contract “secret” deal with Eskom that would have given him the right to look at its books and expenses for five years. Mkhize resigned after Eskom chairwoman and former finance minister Pravin Gordhan used her annual address to Parliament to deliver a verbal broadside about the deal,

In October 2018, Zweli was formally charged with 17 counts of corruption, alleged to have occurred between 2015 and 2017. He was later charged with fraud for a second time. Zweli’s trial in Durban, South Africa, is scheduled to begin in early 2020.

Zweli Mkhize's name surfaces in another SIU investigation - this time over a R114m deal. Mkhize, the former secretary general of the ruling African National Congress, was allegedly involved in an illegal loan-giving scheme to wealthy friends and business associates for years. He was arrested on Tuesday, March 10, along with two of his colleagues and the son-in-law of the ANC 's president.

The State Information Services Directorate (Sidiq), also known as the SISA office, has launched an investigation into himself and the company which he owns. It is alleged that SISA funded the purchase of an expensive home for Zweli Mkhize without his knowledge or approval


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