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Sun Jul 24 14:57:09 CAT 2016

Gauteng lodges criminal case against official over tender irregularities

TMG Digital | 29 March, 2016 14:10
A staff member at the Chris Hani Baragwanath Hospital in Soweto demonstrates to the Gauteng MEC for Health, Qedani Mahlangu, how the new ultrasound machine functions on October 13, 2015. A Gauteng Department of Health investigation into alleged wrongful awarding of R32 million security contracts has recommended that criminal charges be instituted against the chairperson of the Bid Evaluation Committee, the department announced on Tuesday 29 March 2016.
Image by: Gallo Images / Beeld / Simone Kley

A Gauteng Department of Health investigation into alleged wrongful awarding of R32 million security contracts has recommended that criminal charges be instituted against the chairperson of the Bid Evaluation Committee.

It was also recommended that four officials who were part of the evaluation committee be charged departmentally for their role in the flawed process‚ Gauteng MEC for Health Qedani Mahlangu stated in a written reply to the legislature‚ her department said in a statement on Tuesday.

It did not name the officials.

The MEC said a legal process was under way to terminate the contract of the four companies that were irregularly appointed – Might Women Investments (R6 million); Skets Projects (R7 million); Mjayeli Security (R9 million) and Bokone Bokone Guarding (R10 million).

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