Gauteng premier David Makhura has fired embattled Gauteng well being MEC Dr Bandile Masuku.
Masuku had been positioned on particular go away since July 30.
Whereas addressing the media on Friday, Makhura made it recognized that the Particular Investigating Unit (SIU) revealed that Dr Masuku had “did not execute his capabilities in compliance with the structure and the Public Finance Administration Act”.
SIU beneficial that Makhura takes administrative motion towards Masuku.
“I need these info as a result of it’s a matter of grave concern relating to wash governance.
“Primarily based on their findings the place they are saying the MEC did not execute his capabilities, I’ve determined to discharge Dr Bandile Masuku from his tasks on the MEC of well being,” Makhura explains.
Makhura made it recognized that the PPE corruption investigation will nonetheless proceed regardless of discharging Masuku.
He nonetheless famous that the Gauteng well being MEC place will stay vacant till the investigation concludes.
MEC Jacob Mamabolo will proceed to behave as Gauteng well being MEC.
“I need to get this accomplished earlier than I appoint the MEC for well being in Gauteng. Ought to MEC Masuku be cleared, I’ll gladly reappoint him because the MEC for well being,” Makhura factors out.
The premier stated that there should be a punishment for corrupt practices.
“I keenly await the ultimate willpower of the SIU pertaining to allegations of corruption and collusion. I’m appearing on the half that claims he failed. I’m appearing on that half already,” he explains.