Jonkers and company CEOs in court

The trial of Dr. Steven Jonkers, the former Head of the Department of Health in the Northern Cape and the current Deputy Director General of the Northern Cape Provincial Government, has resumed in the High Court of South Africa, Northern Cape Division. Dr. Jonkers is charged with contravening the Public Finance Management Act, while Defensor Electronic Security Systems and its directors are charged with fraud and contravening the Private Security Industry Regulations Act. It is alleged that Dr. Jonkers approved a security tender with Defensor without following proper procurement processes. The trial has heard testimony from witnesses and specialists regarding missing bid tender documents. The court is expected to rule on the admissibility of certain documents in the state's case today, September 6th, 2023.

Journalist: Rodrick Titus

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