World Well being Organisation (WHO) director-general, Tedros Adhanom Ghebreyesus expressed his disdain in the direction of the way in which the non-public protecting gear (PPE) tenders have been dealt with by corrupt officers.
He mentioned “it’s prison and it’s homicide. It has to cease.”
He made this identified throughout a media briefing in Geneva, Switzerland, over the weekend when requested in regards to the alleged PPE corruption in SA associated to tender fraud price billions.
Ghebreyesus defined that corruption associated to PPE provides particularly throughout the Covid-19 pandemic was unacceptable.
“Any kind of corruption is unacceptable,” mentioned Ghebreyesus.
“Nevertheless, corruption associated to PPE, for me it’s truly homicide. If well being staff work with out PPE, we’re risking their lives and the lives of the individuals they serve. It’s homicide and it has to cease.”
SA’s Covid- 19 corruption scandals is now a world discourse that had drawn consideration to the nation and dirty the nation’s international picture.
“I’m positive you might be conscious that throughout the nation there’s a sense of anger and disillusionment at experiences of corruption in our response to the coronavirus pandemic. This anger is comprehensible and justified,” mentioned Ramaphosa.