Gauteng health department orders disciplinary cases to be fast tracked



Gauteng’s acting MEC for health, Jacob Mamabolo, has called on the provincial health department to compile a full report on all pending disciplinary cases.

He wants the long delayed cases to be collated in order to allow for immediate hearings and fast track those cases already under way.

“Disciplinary action if left pending for a long period has a negative impact on the department’s performance and affects the confidence the people of Gauteng have placed on us.”

“It also leaves staff anxious as they are worried about their future,” he said in a statement.

This comes after the Special Investigating Unit disclosed that some corrupt officials were implicated following their investigation.

The Gauteng health department revealed  last year that the department had 84 disciplinary cases that dated back more than six months.

The department also mentioned it that two cases have been dragged on for more than a year.

The cases ranges from accusations of acting beyond authority, fraudulent travelling claims and non-compliance to policy.

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