Senior health dept official Popo Maja charged with fraud over R140m Digital Vibes contract

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21 June 2023

Popo Maja, the director of communications at the national Department of Health, has appeared in court on corruption charges related to tender awarded to Digital Vibes.

Maja appeared in the Pretoria Specialised Commercial Crimes Court on Wednesday morning after handing himself over to police.

Maja has been charged with two counts of corruption for his alleged role in awarding a contract worth more than R140 million to Digital Vibes to provide communication services to the department for the National Health Insurance (NHI) programme.

It’s alleged that during this process, Maja was given two bribes amounting to R15 000.