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SIU hands Defence Force PPE corruption cases to NPA

The Special Investigating Unit (SIU) has finalised its investigation into PPE corruption and fraud in the South African National Defence Force (SANDF). Zakheni Strategic Supplies, whose director Tembile Sangoni has already been implicated in the scandal involving Royal Bhaca, is one of the companies which benefitted from the SANDF contracts.

Sangoni is the cousin of Khusela Diko, whose dead husband, Chief Madzikane II Thandisiwe Diko, was the owner of Royal Bhaca. The Special Tribunal ruled in December the R125m worth of PPE contracts in which Royal Bhaca and its front company, Ledla, were implicated, were illegal and cancelled them.

Invoices for the SANDF orders, reports News24, indicate Zakheni Strategic Supplies was contracted to deliver PPEs worth R4.1m in June 2020. The case has been referred to the NPA for prosecution and for attempts to recover the money from the contractors.

 

News24 article – PPE corruption: SIU refers SANDF cases to NPA for prosecution, moves to recover millions from contractors (Restricted access)

 

See more from MedicalBrief archives:

 

SIU cheers firing of Gauteng Health official implicated in R330m of contracts

 

Tribunal told that Gauteng premier Makhura failed to prevent PPE corruption

 

Most PPE distributors investigated not licensed — SIU

 

SIU probe into fraudulent PPE contracts now exceeds R14bn

 

 

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