Masuku distances himself from R125m PPE tender allegations


Bandile Masuku, Gauteng Health MEC is distancing himself from corruption allegations related to COVID-19 relief funds.

It was reported that he influenced the awarding of a multi-million rand PPE tender to Royal Bhaca PROJECTS.

The company is owned by Khusela Diko, who is a husband of Presidency spokesperson.

In a statement, he said the allegations are false and lack any foundation.

The MEC said he requested a forensic audit into COVID-19 procurement.

He also said if there’s evidence of corruption at the Gauteng health department, action will be taken, and offenders prosecuted.

Masuku said:

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.”



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