Gauteng acting MEC for health Jacob Mamabolo confirmed the PPE was found floating in a river at the Irene Country Club, TimesLive reported.
Mamabolo said a criminal case had been opened.
Gauteng police could not immediately confirm whether a case had been opened.
The National Education, Health and Allied Workers’ Union (Nehawu) said it was “unacceptable that PPE, which is needed by front-line workers to protect themselves and save the lives of our people, are dumped in a river.
Much needed PPEs is thrown away in river. pic.twitter.com/JiR3mgrA4F
— caution: asymptomatic nCovid19 🦠 (@tebogokhaas) August 2, 2020