SIU alerts presidency to Khusela Diko’s alleged R1mn Digital Vibes payout

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. 

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Khaya Koko
Khaya Koko is a journalist with a penchant for reading through legal documents braving the ravages of cold court benches to expose the crooked. He writes about social justice and human-interest stories. Most importantly, he is a card-carrying member of the Mighty Orlando Pirates.
Lizeka Tandwa
Lizeka Tandwa
Lizeka Tandwa is a political journalist with a keen interest in local government.

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