The Special Investigating Unit (SIU) has welcomed the selection by Eastern Cape premier Oscar Mabuyane to relief health MEC Sindiswa Gomba of her responsibilities on Thursday.
Mabuyane also committed to subjecting the susceptible superintendent-overall of the health division to a disciplinary inquiry.
This relates to their involvement within the procurement of bike ambulances to the mark of R10,148,750. In September 2020, the Special Tribunal granted an repeat interdicting the Eastern Cape health division from extra imposing the controversial R10m mobile sanatorium scooter contract.
The Special Investigating Unit (SIU) sought the repeat after allegations that the division purportedly expedited the contract for the procurement of 100 mobile sanatorium scooters from Fabkomp (Pty) Ltd in light of the Covid-19 pandemic.
“The SIU investigated the allegations concerning to this procurement and came across that the procurement direction of became as soon as irregular and made findings concerning to the MEC and the susceptible superintendent of the Eastern Cape provincial division of health,” said SIU spokesperson Kaizer Kganyago.
Kganyago said the SIU made two referrals concerning to the MEC and the susceptible superintendent, which urged administrative circulation and disciplinary circulation respectively.
The referrals had been made to Mabuyane on February 1 and supplemented on February 12.
Kganyago said in ticket of the contract award that became as soon as irregularly made by the division, The SIU instituted civil proceedings within the Special Tribunal to interdict the division from executing the contract and making any charge primarily based totally on it.
“The Special Tribunal granted SIU the interdict and interdicted the division from making any funds to the seller and from accepting shipping of any items from the seller, pending the finalisation of overview proceedings to mission the validity of the award and resulting contract. The civil proceedings to overview and homicide the contract had been instituted by SIU within the Special Tribunal and the topic will be heard on April 22 2021,” he said.