NELSPRUIT: CHIEF DIRECTOR OF THE DEPARTMENT OF HEALTH RELEASED ON BAIL FOR OVER R21 MILLION RAND PPE CORRUPTION
MPUMALANGA – A Chief Director of the Department of Health, Jabulani Rolland Nkosi (59) was arrested by the Mpumalanga Hawks’ Serious Corruption Investigation today, 25 February 2022 for contravention of Public Finance Management Act.
It is alleged that during the Covid-19 outbreak, while the suspect was still an acting Head of the Department of Education, the Department procured Personal Protective Equipment (PPEs) which were not classified under Covid-19 circular. During investigation, it was established that the PPEs were irregularly purchased without following supply chain processes. The arrest followed after the investigation was referred to the Hawks by the National Prosecuting Authority.
The investigation linked the suspect with the case and warrant of his arrest was issued and executed. The suspect appeared before the Nelspruit Magistrates’ Court today and was released on R10 000 bail. The case was postponed to 20 April 2022 for regional court date.
Captain Dineo Sekgotodi
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