By: Vusi Kamtfombeni
Hawks serious corruption investigation snips the attention from the Mpumalanga premier Mrs Refilwe Maria Tsipane during the question and answer session, as the session precedes hawks clandestinely sends a media statement to all media houses that diverted interest to media personnel.
In the stated it is purported that the Mpumalanga chief director of the department of health Mr.Jabulani Rolland Nkosi (59) was incarcerated for contravening of public finance management act.
When media houses ask for lucidity on the unfortunate occurrence the Premier denied of knowing anything about the incident.
On the released Media Statement it is alleged that during the Covid-19 outbreak, while the suspect was still an acting Head of the department Education, the department procured Personal Protective equipment (PPE) which were not classified under Covid-19 circular . During hawks investigation it was established that the PPE’s were irregularly procured without following supply chain progressions. The arrest followed after the investigation was referred to hawks by the national prosecuting Authority. The suspect appeared before the Nelspruit Magistrate Court today and was released on R10 000 bail. The case was postponed to 20 April 2022 for regional court date.