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Director Of Mzansi Life Care, Nandi Msimang, Arrested For R32 Million Mobile Clinic Fraud Case

Msimang was apprehended by members of the Hawks' Tactical Operations Management Section based at their head office and subsequently transported to KwaZulu-Natal.

The Directorate for Priority Crimes Investigation, commonly known as the Hawks, has made a significant breakthrough in the KwaZulu-Natal Department of Health’s R32 million fraud case.

On Sunday, July 7, Nandi Msimang, 52, the director of Mzansi Life Care, was arrested in Sandton, Gauteng. The arrest followed a warrant issued in May 2023, according to KZN Hawks spokesperson Simphiwe Mhlongo.

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Msimang was apprehended by members of the Hawks’ Tactical Operations Management Section based at their head office and subsequently transported to KwaZulu-Natal.

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She made her first appearance at the Durban Specialised Commercial Crime Court on Monday, where she was remanded in custody. The case has been postponed to July 17 for a bail application.

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The case dates back to 2013 when the KZN Department of Health awarded a 36-month lease to Mzansi Life Care for the hiring of a mobile clinic.

The contract was later extended without adhering to proper supply chain management processes. In 2016, the department awarded Mzansi Life Care a contract for the outright purchase of four mobile clinics valued at R32 million, again bypassing supply chain management procedures. The vehicles were registered under Mzansi Life Care instead of the department.

It is further alleged that the required roadworthy certificates for the vehicles were not obtained, and the clinics remained unused for three years. Msimang is accused of fraudulently removing the four mobile clinics and selling them, resulting in a R32 million loss for the department. The case was initially reported at Pietermaritzburg Police Station and was assigned to the Hawks’ Serious Corruption Investigation unit for an intensive probe.

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In the same case, former KZN Department of Health HOD Sibongile Zungu, 60, and Sifiso Mtshali, 53, were arrested last year on charges of fraud and contravention of the Public Finance Management Act. Both Zungu and Mtshali are out on warning and are expected to appear in court on October 21, 2024, for trial.

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Parusha Naidoo for SurgeZirc SA
Parusha Naidoo for SurgeZirc SA
Parusha Naidoo is a skilled journalist who writes local and world news for SurgeZirc South Africa. With a passion for delivering accurate and reliable information, Parusha has become a trusted voice in the news industry. With years of experience in the field, Parusha has developed a keen eye for identifying important stories and presenting them in a clear and concise manner.
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