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DRUGS SHORTAGE INVESTIGATION REPORT:Suppliers paid over R1.1billion without purchase orders.

Monday, 26th February, 2024

MBABANE:The forensic investigation report into the shortage of drugs in public hospitals has found that between 2021 and 2023 financial years, suppliers were paid over R1.1billion public funds by the Ministry of Health without purchase orders.

The investigation was conducted by Funduzi Forensic Services and was later challenged in court by SwaziPharm Director Kareem Ashraff.

“We identified payments made in respect of the years 2021, 2022 and a portion of 2023, which were made without orders and concluded that the procurement process was riddled with inefficiencies possible corruption and fraud as well as enrichment to certain Suppliers”, reads a summary of the investigation report in part leaked to this Swaziland News. 

A questionnaire was sent to Government Spokesperson Alpheous Nxumalo,however,he had not responded at the time of compiling this report.

On another note,Finance Minister Neal Rijikernberg is also expected to update Parliament about the report and it’s implementation.

The full investigation report is now in possession of this publication and being analyzed by the editor to identify story angles.


DRUGS SHORTAGE INVESTIGATION REPORT:Suppliers paid over R1.1billion without purchase orders.
Part of the summary of the investigation report.