Sanco calls for investigation into multimillion-rand PPE tenders in Mpumalanga

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Repeated calls for an investigation into the Mpumalanga provincial government are vibrating throughout the province after more than R500 000 was spent on Covid-19-related items such as gloves, masks, respirators, thermometers and sanitisers.

The SA National Civic Organisation (Sanco) in Mpumalanga has called on the Special Investigating Unit (SIU) to investigate government tenders amounting to more than R620 million that were awarded to some suspicious companies.

Sanco alleges that the majority of companies that secured tenders were possibly not compliant, which is not in line with supply chain rules, and some of them had veered away from their core business as reflected in their Companies and Intellectual Property Commission documents.

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