Tue, 29 Sep 2020

Gauteng Premier David Makhura's spokesperson, Vuyo Mhaga, refused to comment on the matter.

Khusela Diko has taken a leave of absence from all her roles in government, pending investigations into allegations involving her and her husband and tender regulations in the Gauteng Department of Health.

'She knows her boundaries'

Gauteng Health MEC Bandile Masuku was placed on leave pending an investigation into tender corruption at the department. His wife, City of Johannesburg Shared Services MMC Loyiso Masuku was also asked by the ANC to step aside.

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In Limpopo, health authorities are expected to publish the details of their PPE tenders this week.

Provincial health department spokesperson Neil Shikwambana said, so far, R420 million had been spent on PPE.

Shikwambana also denied reports suggesting Health MEC Phopi Ramathuba's involvement in tender processes.

"MEC Ramathuba is the political head of the Limpopo Department of Health and she has no role in the supply chain management process and she knows her boundries and limitations very well. She does not have any administrative role to play within the procurement processes.

"The department is committed to clean tender administration and even here it has followed all supply management prescripts in the awarding of PPE contracts. To this end, the department has submitted the list of appointed contractors to treasury and auditor general as required by the instruction notes," he said.

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