Gauteng Premier David Makhura has denied having any business ties with Hamilton Ndlovu and the link to R400 million Covid-19 tender.

This comes after allegations that Makhura was doing business with Ndlovu. It was reported that the Premier awarded Hamilton Ndlovu a R400 million tender to supply Gauteng Province with Personal Protection Equipment (PPEs).

Initially the quotation of the tender was about R100 million which ended up escalating to R400 million based on the documents that have been circulating on social media.

The Premier has distanced himself from Hamilton Ndlovu and has also denied knowing him. He also said Gauteng Health MEC Bandile Masuku does not have any ties with Hamilton Ndlovu as well.

Makhura said,” We want to send a strong message to the corrupt business people and their agents in government. Your smear campaign will not stop us from fighting corruption. We are coming for you one department after the other.”

He also revealed that Gauteng Province was promoting local manufacturers to provide PPEs as a way of supporting Black businesses.

Hamilton Ndlovu trended last week after he bought five expensive luxury cars at once.