Nov 29, 2022

Mawazo Writing Africa

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‘While people lost jobs, he bought luxury cars’: SA weighs in on Hamilton Ndlovu ordered to repay R158m

Flamboyant businessman Hamilton Ndlovu is once again dominating calls for a crackdown on corrupt individuals who have allegedly benefited from winning multi-million rand bids for personal protective equipment (PPE) at the height of the Covid-19 pandemic.

This comes as the Special Court ordered Ndlovu to pay R158 million back to the state.

The Special Court found that R172 million worth of tenders awarded to the controversial businessman and its affiliates awarded by the National Health Laboratory Service (NHLS) were unlawful and unlawful.

The arbitral tribunal ordered the NHLS to include Ndlovu, its entities and its affiliates in the database of restricted suppliers.

“The NHLS is urged to refer to Section 15 of the Preferential Procurement Policy Framework Act listing the fourth, ninth, 10th, 11th, 12th, 13th, 15th and 16th defendants, their directors and shareholders, and by Luiborn Dorn Ndlovu in his capacity as a director in the 14th defendant in the Restricted Supply Database,” st confirms that Verdict.

The court found that Ndlovu used front companies, of which he was a director, and Feliham, of which his wife was a director, to source PPE supplies for the NHLS, although he had no experience with PPE had deliveries.

NHLS officials were said to have bent the rules in favor of the fronting companies.

As the reactions to social media poured in, a video emerged of Ndlovu delivering displayed his luxury cars, including three Porsches, a Jeep and a Lamborghini Urus SUV.

“Hamilton Ndlovu is a disappointment. He actually also needs to go to jail for being stupid for buying luxury cars at the height of Covid-19 while people were losing their jobs,” said one user.

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