IFP wants answers over KZN health tender

IFP wants answers over KZN health tender

2015-01-28 21:11

Durban - The IFP on Wednesday demanded that KwaZulu-Natal's health department explain how it came to lease a mobile hospital vehicle for R52m.

"Both the MEC [Sibongiseni Dhlomo] and the head of department [Sibongile Zungu] must be held accountable in this matter," Inkatha Freedom Party health spokesperson, Ncamisile Nkwanyana, said in a statement.

READ: KZN's mystery hospital bus tender

She was reacting to an investigation by Sapa and published on Tuesday which revealed that the department would spend about R61m on two vehicles, one of which was a mobile hospital vehicle leased from Mzansi Lifecare for R52.5m over three years.

The IFP called on the department to explain how the bid evaluation and adjudication committees decided that Mzansi Lifecare's bid was the best, and how many companies submitted bids to provide the mobile hospital units.

"There is evidence that the department could have purchased the unit outright from a US company for R12.5m instead of leasing from Mzansi Lifecare for R52.5m," said Nkwanyana.

READ: KZN health department responds to tender claims

Sapa determined that a similar vehicle shipped from the United States to Durban would cost R12.5m.

Nkwanyana said Zungu should be fired.

"We don't trust her as the HOD if things like this can happen under her watch. If she is not involved in this scandal she must provide all the facts around this tender and clear her name."

She said the IFP would ask Public Protector Thuli Madonsela to investigate.

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  • Ennia Mikateko Chauke - 2015-01-28 21:21

    anc shame they arer worse than soweto looters

      Made Inthe South - 2015-01-28 21:29

      I wonder which ZANC cadres are the shareholders here,i bet there is a Zuma in the mix.It is another Gaston Savoi "Amigos" case,where the KZN health department paid exorbitant prices for water purification equipment and where Gaston Savoi paid huge bribes to the ZANC

      Ian Flack - 2015-01-28 22:27

      This is what happens when you do not know what you are doing........

      deepchund.ramchurren - 2015-01-29 10:02

      Even the looters in Soweto have learnt to go big when looting. Just like most officials in the ANC steal millions, the looters are also going for big pickings, e.g. fridges.

  • Kosmonooit - 2015-01-28 21:26

    One word: GRAFT!

  • etienneenanneline.gouws - 2015-01-28 21:27

    Sure her cut was millions!!!

  • Mlu Mazibuko - 2015-01-28 21:29

    IFP where were you sleeping when looting happens under your stupid noses.arent you part of legislature standing committee on health where you can pick up these things.just monthly cheque collectors.keep snoozing.Thuli must investigate this rot

  • Peter Storbeck - 2015-01-28 21:32

    Where are all the ANC sycophants who are always so vocal on DA articles. The silence is deafening.

  • john.denmarku - 2015-01-28 21:34

    Again, why is this considered an isolated incident. JZ and this ANC are thieves. The ANC was a liberation movement in the times of Madiba; now this "new" ANC are thieving, self-enrichment group of gangsters; they ain't competent to run government. I love Madiba, but I'm so happy he did not see this rotten JZ ANC. DA, our ethical hope going forward (and thankfully)!

  • Michael Southfrica - 2015-01-28 22:55

    More money stolen right out of the citizen's pockets. Shame.

  • rocks - 2015-01-28 23:11

    Thanks to the DA and civic organisations,everybody now preaches accountability. Carry on this way and us being another Zimbabwe will only be but a pipe dream

  • jeremy.howell.52687 - 2015-01-29 04:24

    The answers are there,but nothing will be done about it...again

  • John Stoltz - 2015-01-29 06:53

    Is it not amazing how nothing is ever heard of these cases going forward! There must be Carte Blanche given to ANC deployed cadres to enrich themselves as much as possible in the shortest space of time! There are just too many corruption cases which indicate to me that it has the blessing of the ANC leadership!!

  • Paul Manson - 2015-01-29 08:44

    IFP, please do not back down on this one and make sure both the minister and the company owner are taken to book and pay the funds back (or increase the number of units in line with the tender amount). Your people in KZN need these units urgently.

  • David Clive Horne - 2015-01-29 09:35


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