The Supreme Court of Appeal has dismissed with costs, the second application for leave to appeal by Ledla Structural Development against the Special Investigating Unit’s Special Tribunal order, as unlawful and invalid.

This relates to R139-million Personal Protective Equipment contract awarded to the company by the Gauteng Department of Health. The company is linked to Thandisizwe Diko, the late husband of former presidential spokesperson Kusela Diko.

“The SIU would like to welcome the SCA order, dismissing the R139 million PPE tender irregular awarded by the Gauteng Health Department, ordering the final forfeiture of the funds to the state in respect to certain funds that were paid by the Gauteng Department of Health to Ledla. This is the second time that Ledla has tried to ask for permission to appeal. It was dismissed firstly by the second tribunal on the 25th of May and now again, dismissed by the Supreme Court of Appeal,” says SIU spokesperson Kaizer Kganyago.

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