File: Gauteng Health MEC, Bandile Masuku has stepped aside from his position as Gauteng's Health MEC amidst controversy in the province over tender allocation.
JOHANNESBURG - Gauteng Health MEC, Bandile Masuku is distancing himself from corruption allegations related to COVID-19 relief funds.
This after a Sunday newspaper reported that he influenced the awarding of a multi-million rand PPE tender to Royal Bhaca Projects.
The company is owned by the husband of Presidency spokesperson, Khusela Diko.
In a statement, he says the allegations are false and lack any foundation.
The MEC says he requested a forensic audit into COVID-19 procurement.
He says if there’s evidence of corruption at the Gauteng health department, action will be taken, and offenders prosecuted.
“The SIU investigation commenced in May 2020 and the Premier’s office will announce the findings as soon as they become available. As the originator of the process, I wholly support the SIU’s investigation. If evidence of corruption is found at the Gauteng Department of Health, action will be taken, and offenders prosecuted,” said Masuku.
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