The Mail & Guardian previously reported that R1-million was paid by Digital Vibes into former presidential spokesperson Khusela Diko’s personal account, instead of into that of her late husband, Thandisizwe. To clarify, the funds were first paid into Royal Bhaca Projects, her husband’s company’s account, before she subsequently benefited from the proceeds.
A cool R1-million from controversial communications company Digital Vibes directly benefited Khusela Diko, President Cyril Ramaphosa’s former spokesperson, according to a Special Investigating Unit (SIU) inquiry.
The Mail & Guardian understands that the SIU sent a letter to the presidency this week. The correspondence alerted Ramaphosa’s office to the fact that interns, who had been working there when Diko was the spokesperson, had alleged that the R1-million paid to her husband’s company, Thandisizwe Diko’s Royal Bhaca Projects, directly benefited her.