Makhura must replace Masuku urgently, says ANC PEC

Gauteng Premier David Makhura.

Gauteng Premier David Makhura.

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JOHANNESBURG - The Gauteng ANC Provincial Executive Committee (PEC) wants Premier David Makhura to appoint a new Health MEC urgently.

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Makhura fired Dr Bandile Masuku after an SIU investigation found that he failed to do his job in terms of the Public Finance Management Act.

Makhura said he will not appoint a new Health MEC until the investigation is finalised.

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Transport MEC, Jacob Mamabolo, is currently acting in the position.

The PEC also wants Masuku and Presidential spokesperson, Khusela Diko, to be taken to the disciplinary committee of the ANC.

"The outcome of the DC will determine if both comrades should continue being PEC members or not," the ANC said in a statement.

"In order to protect the integrity of both the ANC and the affected members, the PEC resolved that comrade Bandile Masuku and Khusela Diko should not participate in organisational processes that relates to the finalisation of the PEC decision."

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