Brian Sokutu
Senior Print Journalist
4 minute read
3 Aug 2020
8:20 pm

Dumped PPE evidence in Covid-19 looting?

Brian Sokutu

It is believed that the massive loads of PPE dumped in the river may have been an attempt to hide incriminating evidence, as government begins to crack down on PPE fraudsters and manufacturers of shoddy PPE.

Tarryn Johnston, founder of the Hennops Revival non profit organisation can be seen helping to clear out some of the PPE gloves that were dumped into the river over the weekend in attempt to avoid an enviromental disaster, 3 August 2020, Pretoria. Picture: Jacques Nelles

The bizarre disposal of a truckload of sought-after personal protective equipment (PPE) at the Hennops River, which scattered through the Irene Golf Course in Centurion, could be an attempt to dispose of incriminating evidence, according to Democratic Alliance (DA) Tshwane councillor Bronwyn Engelbrecht. Engelbrecht, who serves on the metro’s health and Covid-19 committees, was commenting on the discovery of up to 30 sealed boxes containing unused PPE, found dumped in the area – now being investigated by police and acting Gauteng health MEC Jacob Mamabolo. Among many high-profile leaders, who included Mamabolo to visit what police have declared a crime...