• Nombasa Ntsondwa-Ndhlovu appeared in court for a case related to tenders she scored from the SANDF. • Her husband is a senior general. • The matter was postponed a number of times, despite a trial date announced in April.
• A senior Eastern Cape education official, her husband and her brother appeared in court. • Nandipha Tembo and her husband were released on R20 000 bail each. • Her brother, Mandilakhe Mgwangqa, was granted R5 000 bail.
• The SIU referred 33 Limpopo health department employees for disciplinary action. • It also made 10 referrals to the NPA. • The unit investigated irregularities in contracts as well as allegations of Covid-19 related graft.
‘’There is a dangerous notion doing the rounds that to extend service delivery to our people in towns, cities and municipalities, we have to outsource the provision of services – even at such basic levels as cleaners, security guards and landscapers.’’
• Herman Mashaba's ActionSA launched its inaugural manifesto on Wednesday as it gears up to take part in its first elections since it was founded last year. • The party said it would root out corruption by having ethical leaders at its helm. • Mashaba singled out former ANC members Makhosi Khoza and Vytjie Mentor, who stood up to former president Jacob Zuma and the Gupta family, as examples.
The Special Investigating Unit (SIU) was granted an order to freeze R7.9 million from two companies "irregularly" awarded tenders by the Gauteng health department to refurbish AngloGold Ashanti (AGA) Hospital for Covid-19 patients.
• The Special Investigations Unit is probing the irregular awarding of tenders for school decontamination, which cost Gauteng's education department R431 million. • The department received an independent legal advisory report on how to implement the SIU's recommendations after it met with the unit. • Gauteng Education MEC Panyaza Lesufi presented the recommendations of the preliminary report to the Gauteng provincial legislature's education portfolio committee.