Masuku threatens DA leader with legal action

File: Gauteng Health MEC Bandile Masuku and his wife have been implicated in the Gauteng multi-million rand PPE tender controversy. eNCA

JOHANNESBURG - Embattled Gauteng Health MEC Bandile Masuku has threatened legal action against the DA’s Jack Bloom.

This comes after the DA Gauteng health spokesperson published a statement, accusing Masuku’s department of spending almost R500,000 on each COVID-19 patient admitted at the Nasrec field hospital.

Bloom says this is another reason why Masuku should be fired in addition to his failure to prevent alleged corruption in PPE contracts.

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In a statement, Masuku calls Bloom’s claims dangerous, misguided, and reckless.

He says they constitute a gross violation of his constitutional rights to human dignity.

The Nasrec hospital was commissioned in June to treat COVID-19 patients.