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News24.com | Eastern Cape health department dismisses reports that it awarded a PPE soft to a ineffective businessman

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  • The Day-to-day Dispatch reported that a ineffective businessman’s firm became once listed as having benefitted from the Eastern Cape health department’s Covid-19 procurement.
  • The newspaper reported that Odwa KK Matshaya’s family became once disquieted after they noticed his firm, 2KS construction and initiatives, listed as having received R992 105.
  • The Eastern Cape health department stated it by no design awarded 2KS Constructing a PPE soft.

The Eastern Cape health department has pushed aside reports printed by the Day-to-day Dispatch on Saturday alleging that it awarded a Covid-19 soft to a businessman who died two years ago.

The Day-to-day Dispatch reported that the deceased’s firm became once listed as having benefitted from the department’s Covid-19 procurement.

The provincial government had disclosed a checklist of better than 600 vendors that benefitted from the procurement intended for Covid-19 goods and companies and products.

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The newspaper reported that Odwa KK Matshaya’s family became once disquieted after they noticed his firm, 2KS Constructing and Initiatives, listed as having received R992 105. It became once reported that, on the time of his demise, Matshaya became once the sole director.  

‘Falsehoods’

“The Eastern Cape Department of Successfully being wants to pronounce categorically that the newspaper article that became once printed in the Day-to-day Dispatch of 22 August 2020 accommodates falsehoods that border on absurdity,” stated health spokesperson Siyanda Manana in an announcement on Saturday.

Manana stated the department by no design awarded 2KS Constructing any PPE soft.

He additional stated the director of 2KS Constructing became once no longer the particular person listed in the Day-to-day Dispatch article.

He stated the director, a Mr Nceba Kwakweni, became once alive. News24 requested Manana for Kwakweni’s contact particulars in expose to look at the claims.

On the time of writing, Manana had no longer equipped the number as agreed.

Manana additional stated if firms were requested to cite on sure objects, but did now not receive any work, it became once since the provision chain assignment became once discipline to compliance tests and competition with varied bidders. The quote did now not guarantee an award, stated Manana.

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