The government’s corruption-busting unit was investigating allegations related to the irregular procurement of Covid-19 personal protective equipment (PPE) with a contract value of R40.2bn by end-April.

This figure was contained in the six-weekly report that the Special Investigating Unit (SIU) submitted to President Cyril Ramaphosa on April 30, SIU head Andy Mothibi told members of parliament’s justice & correctional services committee on Tuesday...

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