Corrupt officials will face consequences: KZN DG

Thirteen KZN government officials have been suspended for alleged links to the irregular procurement of Covid-19 blankets and PPE to the value of 22-million rand. Now we speak to the head of department Nelly Vilakazi, who joins us live from Durban.

DURBAN - KwaZulu-Natal's acting social development Director-General Nelly Vilakazi says those linked to the province's R22-million COVID-19 blanket scandal will face the music.

Thirteen officials have been suspended following a forensic investigation into the procurement of PPE.

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The DG said blanket provision has always been a part of the social development initiatives for the province and was included in COVID-19 pandemic programmes as a way to provide for the homeless.

The investigation into the procurement in the province found there had been an abuse of the emergency procurement provisions for COVID-19.

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