Gauteng health tender shock

Winning bidder charged much more and had poorer technical score

A SENIOR Gauteng Health Department official, recently unmasked for abusing a government housing subsidy, is at the centre of a multi-million-rand tender scandal.

Patrick Maduna was exposed earlier this year for paying a meagre R1,000 a month rent for a R1.7-million government-subsidised house in Kompas Crescent, Quellerina, Roodepoort, to which he is not entitled. The market-related rent would be about R8,000 a month.

Now he faces allegations that he ran roughshod over tender processes to ensure that a bidder, with whom he enjoyed a “personal relationship”, scored a R48-million tender to supply ultra-violet irradiation units, to control the spread of bacteria, to 12 Gauteng hospitals.

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