The Acting Northern Cape Department of Health Head of Department, Dr Dion Theys appeared in the Kimberley Regional Court on charges of contravening the Public Finance Management Act. Picture: Supplied
The Acting Northern Cape Department of Health Head of Department, Dr Dion Theys appeared in the Kimberley Regional Court on charges of contravening the Public Finance Management Act. Picture: Supplied

Acting Northern Cape Health HoD in dock for dodgy leases

By Sandi Kwon Hoo Time of article published Mar 10, 2021

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ACTING Northern Cape Department of Health Head of Department, Dr Dion Theys, 54, was granted bail of R30 000 in the Kimberley Regional Court on Wednesday.

He was arrested by the Hawks Serious Corruption Investigation unit and appeared in court on charges of contravention of the Public Finance Management Act (PFMA).

Hawks provincial spokesperson Nomthandazo Mnisi said the charges relate to leases that were concluded for nursing accommodation.

“It is alleged that during March 2014, the actinghead of the Department of Health signed three lease agreements with the JP Hugo residence for nursing accommodation without following normal procurement processes. The total cost of these lease agreements is approximately R96 million.”

She said bail of R30 000 was granted and the case was postponed until March 24.

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