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R500 000 skinny jeans order was a typing error, says Tembisa Hospital CEO

Tembisa Hospital CEO Ashley Mthunzi has broken his silence on the skinny jeans scandal that recently rocked the hospital, saying it was a typing error.

Last year, ahead of the third coronavirus wave in June, the hospital reportedly spent R500,000 on skinny jeans.

The money was allegedly paid to a new company that was registered a month before it was awarded the tender. The company allegedly has ties to a former soccer player. This was among the irregularities highlighted by whistleblower Babita Deokaran who later died in a hail of bullets.

Mthunzi has now said that the money was actually for sutures required by surgeons: “They actually punched the wrong material code when they were buying”.


In other news – Uzalo actress Thuthuka Mthembu (Nonka) finds love at work, she’s head over heels in love with another Actor

It seems the burning romance between Uzalo’s Nonka and Kwanda has spilled off-screen. Sources close to the stars, whose real names are Thuthuka Mthembu and Sandile “Masandi” Mfusi, said they were together in real life.

Thuthuka Mthembu

A source close to the couple told the publication they were head over heels in love. “It didn’t take them long to fall in love. It happened soon after Masandi joined the show,” said the source. Learn More