SANDF returned controversially procured 'Covid-19 drug' to Cuba, MPs told

2022-01-27 01:13:00 AM

The SANDF on Wednesday confirmed that it has returned 500,000 vials of the Heberon interferon alpha-2B Covid-19 drug to Cuba.

The SANDF on Wednesday confirmed that it has returned 500,000 vials of the Heberon interferon alpha-2B Covid-19 drug to Cuba.

The SANDF on Wednesday confirmed that it has returned 500,000 vials of the Heberon interferon alpha-2B Covid-19 drug to Cuba.

reported that, according to a preliminary report by AG Tsakani Maluleke which was sent to the SANDF and the department of defence for comment, military officials effectively broke just about every law governing the importation and registration of medicines in SA.

The SANDF smuggled the illegal drug into the country from Cuba, going to extreme lengths to conceal the deal, doctoring customs documentation and using a payment code for training to mask that it was paying for the medication.TimesLIVEpreviously reported that Maluleke confirmed the department had been invoiced for R260m for the unregistered drug. Maluleke’s office found that R34.68m had already been paid.

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Don’t distract us We here Why procured by SANDF in the first place? Wasteful expenditure in SA borders on criminal negligence! Proof of refund or it didn’t happen.