Jacob Mamabolo appointed acting-Gauteng Health MEC

File: Jacob Mamabolo says the high number of positions in which people are operating in an acting capacity, is unacceptable.

JOHANNESBURG - Gauteng Health MEC Bandile Masuku will take a leave of absence for at least four weeks pending investigations in corruption allegations, according to the Gauteng Premier.

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Premier David Makhura announced on Thursday that Masuku would be placed on leave until the investigation into a controversial deal between the province and amaBhaca King Madzikane II Thandisizwe Diko.

Two tenders, amounting to a R125-million bill, were awarded to Royal Bhaca, a company owned by presidential spokesperson, Khusela Diko's husband.

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Makhura said he is disappointed that one of his top-performing MECs is being accused of corruption.

Transport MEC Jacob Mamabolo will be acting in the position of Health MEC for the next four weeks.


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