Ubani i-skhokho manje? ANC boss in trouble!

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The Hawks raided the home and business premises of Sello Sekhokho.
The Hawks raided the home and business premises of Sello Sekhokho.

THE Hawks raided the home and offices of the ANC Ekurhuleni treasurer-general, Sello Skhokho in Ekurhuleni.

They searched his home in Bedfordview and his offices in Germiston and Edenvale on Wednesday, 29 March, to conduct search and seizure in connection with the R1 billion Tembisa Hospital tender scandal. 

The Hawks spokesman, Captain Lloyd Ramovha, said a team of detectives, armed with a search warrant, went to those premises in the morning as part of ongoing investigation. 

"The action was informed by the ongoing investigation into alleged tender irregularities that resulted in approximately R1 billion being siphoned from the Gauteng Department of Health," said Ramovha.

He said the search was part of a follow-up operation to the one carried out on the Tembisa Hospital premises towards the end of last year. 

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"Various electronic gadgets as well as documentary proof have been seized for further exploration. No arrests have been affected at this stage pending further investigation," he said.

Sekhokho is allegedly at the centre of corruption at Gauteng hospitals, having received more than R80 million in tenders despite having no valid certificate to sell medical products.

This was revealed by Gauteng Health and Wellness MEC Nomantu Nkomo-Ralehoko, in a written response to questions from DA health spokesperson Jack Bloom in the provincial legislature in December last year. 

Nkomo-Ralehoko revealed that Sekhokho’s three companies - Kaizen Projects, Nokhokhoko Medical Supplies and Bollanoto Security - had received R14,5m from Tembisa Hospital alone from 55 contracts in recent years.

She said a total of 225 contracts had been awarded to Kaizen Projects, Nokhokhoko Medical Supplies and Bollanoto Security in the past four years.

They amounted to about R84 million.

Sekhokho's companies were implicated in an alleged scheme that divert millions from health department, which was discovered and reported by Babita Deokaran three weeks before her murder in August 2021.

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