Former NHLS CEO charged in R113 million tender fraud case

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The former Chief Executive Officer at the National Health Laboratory Services (NHLS) has appeared in the Palm Ridge Specialised Commercial Crimes Court in Johannesburg for alleged tender corruption in 2016.

It’s alleged 66-year old Joyce Mogale signed a contract with Blue Future Internet and Surveillance for the provision, maintenance and support of end-user computer hardware for three years.

The Hawks say the NHLS paid the supplier R113 million which exceeded the value of the contract by just over R87 million. The former CEO has been charged for fraud and contravention of the Public Finance Management Act.

Hawks spokesperson, Lloyd Ramovha, says Mogale has been released on R20 000 bail.

“She was arrested by the Hawks following an investigation into a tender that was irregularly awarded to a service provider during 2016. The tender was in respect of IT infrastructure for a period of about three years. The matter has been postponed to the 17th of September for the trial to begin where she will be joined by other co-accused,” says Ramovha.