gavel thumb100 TimesLIVE reports that the CFO at the National Health Laboratory Service (NHLS) and a company director appeared in court on Monday on alleged personal protective equipment (PPE) tender fraud amounting to more than R14m.

Michael Sass, CFO at the NHLS, and Felicia Sekete, director at Feliham, appeared at the specialised commercial crimes court sitting in the Palm Ridge Magistrate's Court on Monday. They face charges of contravening the Public Finance Management Act and of fraud. “Sekete and Sass were appearing on charges relating to the multimillion-rand personal protective equipment tender at the National Health Laboratories Services. The pair were arrested on [Sunday] by the serious corruption investigation unit of the Hawks,” advised a Hawks spokesperson. The two were granted R20,000 bail each and the matter was postponed to 21 October for further investigations.

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