Hawks crack down on Northern Cape Health corruption

Hawks crack down on Northern Cape Health corruption

The Hawks have arrested six suspects in connection with an irregular tender agreement between the Northern Cape Health Department and six private companies. 

Arrest, handcuffs

Brigadier Hangwani Mulaudzi says it’s alleged the suspects shared about R11 million made in profit from the tender. 

"The arrest of the suspects follows allegations of gross irregularities in the awarding of various infrastructure tenders without following due processes between 2013 and 2016."

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"At least R11 million was allegedly shared amongst six companies attached to the six suspects to procure medical equipment," adds Mulaudzi.

He says these arrests follow a two-year investigation. 

The suspects will make their first appearance in the Kimberley Magistrates' Court on Tuesday.

This comes as the department faces R1.4 billion in medico-legal claims related to cerebral palsy cases dating back to 20014. 

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