The accused allegedly defrauded the Northern Cape Department of Health of about R487,500 after he was awarded a tender to renovate Kuruman Hospital
THE HAWKS’ Serious Corruption Investigation team arrested a man in Bloemfontein on Wednesday morning on charges of fraud related to a Northern Cape Department of Health tender.
Hawks Northern Cape provincial spokesperson Nomthandazo Mnisi said the accused, Kwenzani Ndabeni, 50, allegedly defrauded the provincial Department of Health of about R487,500 after he was awarded a tender to renovate Kuruman Hospital.
“During November 2014, the Department of Health awarded contracts for the renovation of hospitals in the region. It is alleged that the accused and his company fraudulently presented invoices to the department claiming that he had supplied and installed vinyl sheeting at Kuruman Hospital,” Mnisi explained.
She added that the department suffered an actual loss of R487,500.
“Ndabeni was charged along with his entity and was released on R5,000 bail after appearing in the Kimberley Magistrate’s court. The case was postponed until May 21,” said Mnisi.