Gauteng health MEC Bandile Masuku has been instructed to take a leave of absence while he is being investigated in connection with the awarding of personal protective equipment to companies linked to his friends, TimesLive reported.
The decision was taken by the ANC special provincial executive committee which met on Wednesday night.
“We as the ANC, whether we like it or not, the objective reality is that we are losing trust among our people on our ability, capability and commitment to deal with corruption,” said Khawe.
Masuku, his wife Joburg MMC of group corporate Loyiso Masuku and presidency spokesperson Khusela Sangoni will face the party’s integrity commission to answer to allegations that there were irregularities in how a company owned by Diko’s husband, Royal Bhaca Projects, scored contracts worth more than R100m.
According to News24, the integrity committee had been given two to four weeks to complete its report into the claims.