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Cops launch probe after whistleblower fingers R873m PPE contracts

Investigation 2 months ago

The police yet to get into contact with the original source of the e-mail because it had no contact number.


11 Aug 2020
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Cops launch probe after whistleblower fingers R873m PPE contracts

The police deployed 24,000 officers on the first day of the national lockdown. Photo: Ashraf Hendricks / GroundUp (Photo for illustration only)

Police have launched an inquiry into explosive allegations of corruption in the procurement of personal protective equipment (PPE) at the SA Police Service’s supply chain management division in Silvertion, Pretoria. An e-mail was sent to police top brass and a number of state entities, including the Special Investigating Unit, and media houses alleging corruption in the awarding of R873 million worth of PPE contracts to six companies. According to the contents of the e-mail with the tip-off, which was also sent to national police commissioner Lt-Gen Khehla John Sitole, some of these companies had been registered for less than a...

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