- Feb 26, 2011
A 38-year old South African now finds himself at the centre of a storm over a disastrous £252 million (R6 billion) contract to supply 43 million masks to United Kingdom government hospitals.
Nathan Engelbrecht is co-founder of Ayanda Capital, which in April won a contract with the UK government to supply the masks to the British National Health Service (NHS).
But the UK government said the masks couldn’t be used because they didn’t fit properly: instead of head loops, they have ear-loop fastenings, which according to UK standards means they may not fit tightly enough to create a “seal” between the mask and the face.
Nathan Engelbrecht is the co-founder of Ayanda Capital which, according to the UK government, supplied masks it can't use.