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The SIU will to investigate all dodgy payments, irregular contracts and allegations of corruption within Mpumalanga health department from January 2018 to 2022.

The SIU will to investigate all dodgy payments, irregular contracts and allegations of corruption within Mpumalanga health department from January 2018 to 2022.

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The SIU will to investigate all dodgy payments, irregular contracts and allegations of corruption within Mpumalanga health department from January 2018 to 2022.—

Thanks to a proclamation signed by President Cyril Ramaphosa, the Special Investigating Unit (SIU) has been given the go-ahead to investigate allegations of corruption at the Mpumalanga Department of Health.

SIU spokesperson Kaizer Kganyago said the proclamation also allows the unit to recover any financial losses suffered by the department, should any wrongdoing be found.

“The investigation will look at transactions that took place between 1 January 2018 and 28 January 2022, the date of publication of the Proclamation, and transactions that either took place before January 2018 or after January 2022 but relevant to, connected with the same persons, entities or contracts being investigated.

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“Evidence pointing to criminal conduct, which may be uncovered during the investigation, will be referred to the National Prosecuting Authority, as well as the Hawks in the South African Police Service (Saps) for further action,” Kganyago said on Wednesday.

The investigation will focus on the following:

The procurement of or contracting for Information Communication Technology (ICT) infrastructure required to operationalise the Bethal Hospital;
The installation and commissioning of an ICT network for the Middelburg Hospital;
A fleet management solution for the department;
A citizen engagement platform for the department;
The connection of community health centres and clinics to a virtual private network; and
The digitalisation of queue management processes at Themba Hospital, by or on behalf of the department.
Kganyago said the SIU will also investigate payments made in a manner that was not fair, equitable, transparent, competitive or cost-effective, or that went against legislation issued by National or Provincial Treasury.

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“The scope of the SIU investigation will also cover any unlawful, improper or irregular conduct by employees, officials or agents of the department; or any other person or entity, in relation to the allegations being investigated.”

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