Nineteen purchase orders ranging between R2m and R12.3m issued by the NHLS to the companies linked with Ndlovu between March 26 and May 8 2020 were declared invalid and unlawful.
Ndlovu leapt into the public domain in May 2020 after posting video footage online and boasting about buying a fleet of luxury vehicles worth about R11m. They included three Porsches, a Jeep and a Lamborghini Urus SUV.
“The first, fourth, ninth, 10th and 13th respondent are declared liable to the NHLS to repay and directed to pay the sum of R172,742,175 less R13,891,253 = R158,850,921, including interest at the prescribed rate calculated from the date the NHLS made payment for the orders,” the order states.
The Special Tribunal also ruled that a number of assets, including funds that have already been preserved, be forfeited to the state.