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KZN Scopa wants heads to roll over Covid-19 tender irregularities

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The KZN provincial treasury has probed alleged irregularities in the procurement of PPE worth R19 million.
The KZN provincial treasury has probed alleged irregularities in the procurement of PPE worth R19 million.
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The KZN provincial government watchdog — the standing committee on public Accounts (Scopa) — wants to see heads rolling in the alleged Covid-19 tender irregularities in the Department of Social Development (DSD).

The committee members made the unanimous call when DSD’s top brass, led by MEC Nonhlanhla Khoza, appeared before them to account on the Covid-19 expenditure on Tuesday.

The head of department, Nelisiwe Vilakazi, told the committee that the investigation into the alleged procurement irregularities has been concluded and the disciplinary hearings for eight officials who have been charged are set to resume next week, after being suspended for the festive season.

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