Billions uncovered within the Gauteng Health Department

How Gauteng Health Department was plundered

Corrupt expenditure and fraud totalling R1.2-billion was uncovered within the Gauteng Health Department by the Special Investigating Unit (SIU)‚ according to a report made public on Thursday.

The report details how the department was “captured” by senior officials and private companies in 2008 and 2009. NGO Section 27 accessed the report through a Promotion of Access to Information request. The final report was given to former president Jacob Zuma in 2017 by the SIU‚ but only released to the NGO last month by President Cyril Ramaphosa’s administration.

The report shows how senior officials in the Gauteng Department of Health and a former MEC were investigated for defrauding the department.

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