Bandile Masuku knew about dodgy PPE procurement, SIU says in damning report

“One such instance [of informing Masuku] is the truth that throughout April 2020, the MEC was copied-in on an e-mail by the CFO of the GDoH [Gauteng department of health] in respect of the record of service suppliers for the availability of PPE, which record clearly indicated that Royal Bhaca, represented by Mr Diko, had been awarded a considerable contract.

“The query arises as to why would the then CFO of the GDoH have despatched the MEC an e-mail relating to a listing of provides of PPE, whereas by advantage of his place as MEC and by his personal admission, the MEC is generally not concerned within the administrative features of the GDoH, together with its procurement processes.”

The report additional states that the investigation into alleged collusion, corruption and involvement by Masuku and his spouse Loyiso was ongoing.

One other vital preliminary SIU discovering is that it had recognized metadata which signifies citation by Ledla, an organization which is allegedly a entrance for Royal Bhaca, was allegedly created by Thandasizwe himself, and later modified by the previous CFO.

It says the awarding of contracts to Royal Bhaca, Ledla and Beadica was illegal.

The report states that the expenditure the division of well being incurred on the three corporations must be deemed irregular by way of the Public Finance Administration Act and different associated legal guidelines.

“Moreover, the investigation discovered that the division suffered a loss or fruitless and wasteful expenditure in respect of the three contracts in a complete quantity of R45,532,709.10,” reads the report.

Makhura’s spokesperson Vuyo Mhaga stated the premier has acquired the report and he would inform Gauteng residents on what motion he’ll take throughout a press convention on Friday.

Masuku declined to talk on the report, saying it had been directed to the premier and it was not given to him for remark.

The SIU had not responded to requests for remark on the time of publication.