Hawks arrest four former senior health officials

File: The Hawks arrested the four on Thursday morning for alleged tender irregularities.

JOHANNESBURG - Four former senior Gauteng Department of Health officials will appear in court on fraud, corruption and money laundering charges.

It relates to IT tender fraud to the value of R1.2-billion.

The Hawks arrested the four on Thursday morning for alleged tender irregularities.

The investigation dates back to February 2007.

It's alleged the four were part of a group involved in an IT maintenance programme at the department.

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The total cost of such a project was meant to be no more than R57-million over three-years.

The contract was instead awarded to a private entity at a cost of around R1.2-billion.

Two private company directors will also be charged.

They have not yet been arrested as they are out of the country

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