Gauteng health CFO suspended over tender irregularities

Johannesburg - The Gauteng health department's chief financial officer (CFO) has been suspended following alleged tender irregularities, the department said on Monday.

"Mr [Ndoda] Biyela was suspended following allegations of irregularities relating to procurement processes in the department," it said in a statement.

"An investigation is underway to test the veracity of the allegations. Mr Biyela is suspended with full pay pending the outcome of this process."

Chris Hani Baragwanath Hospital's CFO George Mahlangu had been appointed acting CFO for the department.

Attempts to reach Biyela for comment were not successful.

DA MPL Jack Bloom said the suspension should not "be shrouded in secrecy.

"I am greatly disappointed that yet another senior official faces serious disciplinary action. This department has suffered from a high turnover of top officials who have left under a cloud," he said.

Bloom speculated the suspension could be related to a linen contract reportedly awarded in May last year without going to tender.

"Biyela reportedly wrote in an addendum that tender requirements were waived because of the urgency to procure linen for the Jabulani and New Natalspruit hospitals," Bloom said.

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Sly Rams 2014-08-25 03:59:30 PM
More suspension .... but two years later, this CFO will be a minister, just watch.
Tatenda Patience Mlambo-Mahleko 2014-08-25 04:01:36 PM
So Mr Biyela what do you do? Well currently i am on a paid long leave!!! I guess the government has a lot of money, they can afford to pay two CFOs they dont need, and only have the services of one!!!!
James jonas 2014-08-25 04:05:42 PM
am not surprised they graduated from university of corruption. is business as normal stealing from the poor
Andre 2014-08-25 04:07:32 PM
Let me guess... suspended will full pay??? Yes, that'll teach him a lesson!... effing poephols in Government.
Ria Cook 2014-08-25 04:33:02 PM
If there's anything the papers can just cut and paste everyday, it is a story regarding corruption. Only the names and the amount of money change.
Ruth Logie 2014-08-25 04:36:49 PM
Poor man, only doing his best to please... his family, I suspect.
CALAMITYSA 2014-08-25 04:38:03 PM
Nin Ja Kitty 2014-08-25 04:44:19 PM
This is no surprise. More and more are being uncovered. The courts are going to be extremely busy and I suspect the prisons are going to be really full if judgments are served and sentences are seen out to the fullest. Oi!
Adrian Wells 2014-08-25 04:44:23 PM
And how stupid ppl to vote the ANC back in... News24 makes me sad every time I read it..
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