Masuku’s ‘personal’ report clears him of wrongdoing

A forensic report commissioned by Gauteng Well being MEC Bandile Masuku has cleared him of any mistaken doing within the Gauteng private protecting gear (PPE) scandal.

Darrly Furman of Darrly Furman & Associates advised the Sowetan: “We had been commissioned by Masuku to conduct an impartial investigation into the PPE scandal.”

Masuku couldn’t be instantly reached to verify this.

The attorneys then instructed Paul’O Sullivan & Associates, Forensic & Loss Management Consultants POAA to seek for proof of any felony exercise corresponding to fraud or corruption by the Masukus.

 ’O Sullivan & Associates launched the report on October eight. Will probably be handed over to the Gauteng authorities.

In the meantime a preliminary Particular Investigating Unit (SIU) report dated October 1 ready for Gauteng premier David Makhura positioned Masuku on the centre of dodgy Covid-19 PPE tender procurement processes price R125m.

The SIU report, ready for Makhura, is a part of an investigation into Masuku’s position within the awarding of tenders to Royal Bhaca, an organization owned by Thandisizwe Diko, husband of President Cyril Ramaphosa’s suspended spokesperson  Khusela Diko.

The Dikos and the Masukus are household buddies.

Within the ’O Sullivan forensic report, Masuku stated he solely grew to become conscious of the Royal Bhaca’s involvement of private protecting gear (PPE) provides to the provincial schooling division in the direction of the tip of Could.

That is even supposing in response to the report Masuku obtained an e-mail from the division’s provide chain supervisor with two spreadsheets that contained the names of all of the PPE suppliers together with Royal Bhaca.

Masuku stated he solely grew to become conscious that the Royal Bhaca’s involvement throughout an pressing assembly on the Premier’s workplace to debate the PPE suppliers.

“There was a giant public upset a couple of man known as Hamilton Ndlovu who had made an obscene show of wealth as a consequence of his affiliation with Gauteng Premier and PPE. We had been handed an inventory and I used to be shocked to see Royal Bhaca on it. Afterward the day my spouse was known as by Mrs Diko who knowledgeable her that her husband was concerned within the provide of PPE,” Masuku stated.