Tuesday, March 15, 2011

R800m tender scam

ECape investigating R800m tender scam....

Johannesburg - Over 20 Eastern Cape health department officials are being investigated for R800m tender fraud, a spokesperson said on Tuesday.

The group of senior and junior officials were still being paid, after they were suspended in February 2010, Sizwe Kupelo told Sapa.

"About 10 companies and 20 officials are implicated in the scam."

The department, with the help of auditors from PricewaterhouseCoopers uncovered the crimes early in 2010.

"These companies would tender for different services using different names, but sharing one address, phone and fax number."

The alleged practice had been continuing for two years. The department had handed the information to the police for a criminal investigation.





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