189 allegations of procurement corruption were investigated © Darren Stewart/Gallo Images via Getty Images
189 allegations of procurement corruption were investigated © Darren Stewart/Gallo Images via Getty Images

Political pressure in PPE contracts, say investigators

11 February 2021

South Africa’s Special Investigation Unit (SIU) has found evidence of political pressure, price inflation, and fraud in many of the PPE contracts signed in response to the coronavirus outbreak.

The SIU’s investigation came about after a flood of allegations surrounding PPE procurement and hospital equipment such as beds.

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