The Mail and Guardian Newspaper reports that the SANDF imported an experimental Cuban drug for Coronavirus, worth R200 Million, part of which is now lying idle in storage at a Pretoria military base.

Procurement procedures were reportedly not followed when procuring the 130 000 doses of the drug called Interferon Alpha-2B.

General Shoke Signed the contract but no one has seen it

Military doctors are refusing to prescribe the drug as it is not registered with the South Africa Health Regulatory Authority (SAHPRA) for fear of being de-registered .

SANDF reportedly still owe the Cubans R182 Million for the drug.

Please read the full story in the Mail and Guardian – 23 to 29 October 2020.