Former Letaba Hospital CEO cleared of misconduct in R1.2 million tender allegations


By Thabo Monyela

TZANEEN- Former Letaba Hospital CEO Dr. Mcdonald Sibuyi has been exonerated of any wrongdoings by Health Department, into allegations of procuring items that were not listed in the tender specifications and scope.

Limpopo Department of Health has through a letter, which the publication has seen, confirmed that then Letaba Hospital CEO has been cleared from any wrongdoing into allegations of procuring padlocks, wheel clamps, and chains at the cost of R60 000, which was not budgeted for in the R1.2 million tender in 2020.

The letter further stated that as the investigations are now finalised and closed, in consultation with the department’s MEC, Dr. Sibuyi will be placed permanently as the Director of Corporate Services in Mankweng Hospital, the position he assumed from the 1st of March 2022 on precautionary transfer.

In 2020, Dr. Sibuyi and the then Letaba Hospital Procurement officer Michael Moagi were fingered into maladministration in the supply chain.

Sowetan reported in 2020, that the two implicated hospitals were precautionarily transferred to Pietersburg Hospital and Nkowankowa Health Centre respectively to allow the investigation into the tender to be completed without interference.

In a Facebook deleted post relived Dr. Sibuyi said,

“My name was once dragged through the media. I was on precautionary transfer for two years with a cloud hanging over my head.

“It was the most difficult two years of my life”

“I have been exonerated and I will now be serving the people of Limpopo at another level”. He wrote

Meanwhile the department has also cleared Michael Moagi from the allegations of misconduct and maladministration in supply chain processes, he is now back working at Letaba Hospital.

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