gavel thumb100 News24 reports that the Special Tribunal has reviewed and set aside a multimillion-rand personal protective equipment (PPE) tender awarded by the Gauteng Department of Health to Zakheni Strategic Supplies.

The R103 million tender was declared unlawful on Wednesday. Judge Lebogang Modiba ordered Zakheni to pay back all profits from the unlawful and invalid tender. Modiba said: "The irregular manner in which the contract was awarded constitutes a material infraction to the constitutional values of fairness, transparency, equity, effectiveness and cost effectiveness. Therefore, it is just and equitable to set aside the contract." Modiba said Zakheni was not entitled to profit from an irregular contract. She added: “I find no basis to exercise my discretion to permit Zakheni to benefit from the contract under the present circumstances.” The SIU said the tribunal order was a continuation of the implementation of its "investigation outcomes and consequence management to recover assets and financial losses suffered by state institutions and/or to prevent further losses".

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