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SA’s constitutional democracy is never found wanting when it comes to organs meant to conduct the necessary oversight over the executive. Among these is parliament and the various portfolio committees, empowered to summon any member of Cabinet, civil servant or a CEO of a state-owned enterprise to account on the spending of taxpayers’ money. But a disturbing development occurred this week, when parliament’s joint committee on ethics and members’ interests, cleared former health minister Dr Zweli Mkhize of allegedly benefitting from the multimillion-rand irregular Digital Vibes tender. This shocking decision – amid an ongoing probe by the Special Investigating Unit…