JUST IN | 4 former Gauteng health dept officials in court for fraud, corruption and money laundering

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Former senior government officials Sybil Ngcobo, Mmakgosi Mosupi, Valdis Romaano and Obakeng Mookeletsi appear in the Palm Ridge Magistrate's Court for corruption.
Former senior government officials Sybil Ngcobo, Mmakgosi Mosupi, Valdis Romaano and Obakeng Mookeletsi appear in the Palm Ridge Magistrate's Court for corruption.
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The story: Four former senior government officials appeared in the Specialised Commercial Crimes Court sitting in the Palm Ridge Magistrate's Court on corruption charges relating to a R1.2 billion tender awarded during Brian Hlongwa's tenure as Gauteng Health MEC.

The details: Former head of department and accounting officer for the Gauteng health department Sybil Ngcobo, former chief director of Information and Communications Technology Mmakgosi Mosupi, former director of Supply Chain Management Valdis Romaano, and former deputy director general and head of Executive Support Programme Manager Obakeng Mookeletsi, faced charges of fraud, corruption, money laundering and contravention of the Public Finance Management Act (PFMA).

The background: In a statement, the Hawks said it had arrested the four former senior state officials on Thursday for alleged tender irregularities committed at the Gauteng Department of Health (GDoH) in 2007

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