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Making headlines: SIU report reveals businessman Hamilton Ndlovu scored close to R172-million in irregular PPE tenders, 4 514 new Covid-19 infections, as death toll reaches 94 491 and, Malawi president rejigs cabinet after corruption scandals
SIU report reveals businessman Hamilton Ndlovu scored close to R172-million in irregular PPE tenders
Flashy businessman Hamilton Ndlovu scored close to R172-million in personal protective equipment contracts from the National Health Laboratory Service through entities directly and indirectly linked to him.
This was established in an 18-month Special Investigating Unit probe into more than 5 400 government Covid-19 procurement countrywide contracts, valued at R14.3-billion, which were awarded to 3 066 service providers.
An SIU report, which President Cyril Ramaphosa made public on Tuesday, revealed that Ndlovu used a series of companies to compete for contracts worth millions.
4 514 new Covid-19 infections, as death toll reaches 94 491
South Africa recorded 4 514 new confirmed cases of Covid-19 on Wednesday.
According to a statement by the National Institute for Communicable Diseases, as of Wednesday, the country recorded over 3-million laboratory-confirmed cases.
There have been 20 new Covid-19-related deaths, bringing the confirmed death toll to 94 491.
As of Wednesday, Gauteng recorded over 1-million confirmed cases, KwaZulu-Natal 640 885 and the Western Cape 625 847.
Malawi president rejigs cabinet after corruption scandals
Malawi's President Lazarus Chakwera has appointed several new ministers in a rejigged cabinet after the old cabinet was dissolved over corruption scandals.
Chakwera dissolved his entire cabinet this week, saying some ministers as well as other public officials had to account for graft accusations made against them.
In the new cabinet Samuel Kawale was made lands minister, Vera Kamtukule labour minister and Mark Phiri trade and industry minister. Abida Mia was given the water and sanitation portfolio.
Chakwera's office said more appointments would be made soon.
That’s a roundup of news making headlines today
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