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Adriaan Basson | Let's not pretend to be surprised by the ANC's tender corruption, please

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Former Gauteng health MEC and ANC chief whip Brian Hlongwa.
Former Gauteng health MEC and ANC chief whip Brian Hlongwa.
Photo: Sonqoba Kunene

In 2008, working as a young investigative reporter at the Mail & Guardian, a stash of documents landed on my desk which made me run to the office of my then editor, Ferial Haffajee.

It was payment schedules of hundreds of millions of rands paid by the Gauteng Department of Health to an obscure consultancy firm called 3P. A young ANC leader, with a penchant for Ed Hardy caps, headed the health department.

His name was Brian Hlongwa.

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