Eastern Cape health department blitz

2011-09-02 13:18

The Eastern Cape health department has fired 42 of its officials for a range of offences.

A number of civil servants – including hospital managers, two doctors, a pharmacist and middle managers – were found guilty by internal disciplinary processes, spokesperson Sizwe Kupelo said.

“They were accused of allegations ranging from theft, fraud, corruption, sexual harassment and rape.”

An internal committee rejected their appeals for reinstatement.

A number of other officials were still being investigated for allegedly using state ambulances for unauthorised purposes.

R36 million worth of financial irregularities were also being probed.In addition, it had been established that over 100 companies trading with the department belonged to health department officials.

These companies had been paid R6.7 million between April and December last year.Investigations into whether these tenders were legally awarded were under way.

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