Bandile Masuku in PPE findings fightback

In his letter to Fowler, Masuku mentioned he doesn’t welcome findings that he didn’t train ample oversight at his division. He additionally protests in opposition to the discovering that there was a scarcity of transparency and accountability, and that he did not handle public perceptions that he benefited from PPE procurement.

“I don’t welcome the PIC discovering that alleges that I did ‘not train ample oversight early on’. In addition to the truth that the PIC doesn’t clarify what ‘ample oversight’ is, it’s my view that this discovering doesn’t take into accounts the information put earlier than the PIC,” mentioned Masuku.

He mentioned it was by his interventions that his division had requested an audit into PPE procurement 4 weeks after the nationwide state of catastrophe, which he mentioned was early and immediate.

“My oversight function is supported by the workplace of the premier and the provincial command council (PCC). Because of the unprecedented nature of this nationwide catastrophe, the Gauteng authorities took the best choice in keeping with the nationwide catastrophe administration buildings, to centralise oversight below a provincial command council and a provincial conflict room,” mentioned Masuku.