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Mboweni should expect a fight back on PPE tender probes

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An analyst believes the president and finance minister could see a concerted fightback campaign from those who don’t want PPE tender details publicised, but according to an expert, the constitution allows for all procurement to be made public.


07 Aug 2020
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Mboweni should expect a fight back on PPE tender probes

Finance Minister Tito Mboweni has a tough juggling act ahead of him. Image: Twitter/ @treasuryRSA

Finance Minister Tito Mboweni should expect to be slapped with court action by those attempting to conceal corrupt PPE deals, as his intention to expose awarded service providers could open a can of worms, said an analyst. In response to mounting calls for allegations of corruption around the R500 billion Covid-19 relief fund to be probed, Mboweni announced this week that all contracted PPE service providers must be made public with full details of the companies which won the tenders, who the competitors were and why their bids were rejected. President Cyril Ramaphosa subsequently appointed a committee of ministers on...

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