MEC must answer mobile tender questions - DA
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MEC must answer mobile tender questions - DA

2015-01-29 16:53

Durban - The DA on Thursday urged KwaZulu-Natal's health MEC to answer questions about a tender that will see the department fork out as much as R61m for two mobile clinics.

The Democratic Alliance's KwaZulu-Natal health spokesperson Dr Imran Keeka said he had asked questions about the "mobile hospitals" last year, but health MEC Dr Sibongiseni had not answered them.

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"Late last year I submitted a set of parliamentary questions to KZN Health MEC, Sibongiseni Dhlomo in an attempt to allay my suspicions that tender processes may not have been conducted according to procedure."

He said all his other questions had been answered, but those surrounding tender ZNB 9281/2012-H had not been answered.

"Our questions regarding mobile hospitals remain unanswered and conveniently ignored. His evasive manner is a recurring problem which raises very serious questions of integrity," he said.

Keeka's statement follows an investigation by Sapa 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.

He said the DA had requested that the tender be investigated by the province's standing committee on public accounts.

READ: KZN health department responds to tender claims

On Wednesday, the Inkatha Freedom Party said it would be referring the matter to the Public Protector's office for investigation.

The IFP's health spokesperson Ncamisile Nkwanyana at the same time called for the head of the health department Dr Sibongile Zungu to be sacked.

Comments
  • Made Inthe South - 2015-01-29 17:02

    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

  • Myrti Viridis - 2015-01-29 19:22

    The answer is easy: One million for each of the two clinics and R59million for the comrats. F the sick and needy voting cattle, they are not needed until the next election.

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