The Special Investigating Unit (SIU) has found that former health department acting director-general Dr Anban Pillay committed fraud, gross misconduct, negligence and dereliction of duty and should be prosecuted for his alleged “main actor” role in the irregular awarding of a multimillion-rand communications contract to Digital Vibes.

The SIU’s final report, which President Cyril Ramaphosa received in July and released on Wednesday, looked into the awarding of a R150m tender to Digital Vibes for work related to the proposed National Health Insurance plan. The contract was later extended to projects on Covid-19...

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