Eastern Cape health MEC to appear before tribunal over R10m Covid-19 scooter saga
Sindiswa Gomba blames apartheid infrastructure for the saga, saying, ‘Our people must be dragged in wheelbarrows to access health services’
The Eastern Cape’s Sindiswa Gomba has become the second health MEC to be taken to task over financial irregularities relating to Covid-19 after her department procured 100 scooters to use as mobile clinics at a cost of R10m.
The Special Investigating Unit’s (SIU) special tribunal, established by President Cyril Ramaphosa to fast-track the recovery of funds lost to corruption or irregular spending during the lockdown, announced that Gomba will appear before it on Friday. She will be joined by the department’s superintendent-general Dr Thobile Mbengashe, CFO Msulwa Daca and Fabkomp, the company that was awarded the scooter tender...
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