The North West province government has hired private investigators to look into allegations that its health department awarded R180‑million in illegal tenders to the Gupta-linked company Mediosa, provincial spokesperson Brian Setswambung said this week.
The firm Open Water is investigating claims linked to contracts awarded to Mediosa for two mobile clinics.
Meanwhile, the Hawks have also opened an investigation into alleged fraud and corruption within the province’s health department, Hawks regional spokesperson Captain Tlangelani Rikhotso confirmed.
North West health department head Thabo Lekalakala admitted that he had paid Mediosa R30‑million upfront when he appeared before the provincial legislature in February, News24 reported.
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