[LISTEN] 'This is not a service, it is an ATM card for the Guptas'

Health Minister Aaron Motsoaledi conducted a walkabout at the Mediosa mobile clinic in the North West on Friday, following allegations of fraudulent activities between it and the provincial health department.

The department was placed under administration almost three years ago but apparently continued to spend millions of rand on the Gupta-linked company with minimal results.

The Hawks and North West Premier Supra Mahumapelo launched an investigation into the matter last month after HOD Thabo Lekalakala told the North West legislature that he paid the firm R30 million upfront before going on a trip to India sponsored by the controversial family.

Motsoaledi spoke to Stephen Grootes on the Afternoon Drive.

This is not a service, it is an ATM card to the Guptas where they can just siphon money all willy-nilly from the department of health, which is already grossly overstretched.

Aaron Motsoaledi, health minister

I haven't seen the contract but I have seen a letter not from an outside legal team, the legal unit within the department itself which was advising on two things, that this outside payment cannot be done, it is illegal and that the contract itself cannot be signed.

Aaron Motsoaledi, health minister

We don't need that service, they are providing the same service that our health care system is providing and at a higher cost.

Aaron Motsoaledi, health minister

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