South African Health Officials Linked to Scandal Face Suspension
Six South African health department officials who were linked to a corruption scandal will be suspended from their posts on Thursday pending a disciplinary hearing and the formalization of charges against them, Health Minister Joe Phaahla said.
The move follows the release of a report by the nation’s Special Investigating Unit, which found that a 150 million rand ($9.9 million) communications contract was irregularly awarded to a company headed by close associates of Zweli Mkhize, who quit as health minister last month.
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