‘Neglectful’ Bandile Masuku loses court bid to set aside SIU report used to fire him
Special Investigating Unit found former Gauteng health MEC had known about his department’s irregular procurement processes but failed to execute his constitutional functions
The high court in Pretoria has dismissed with costs an application from former Gauteng health MEC Bandile Masuku to set aside a damning report by the Special Investigating Unit (SIU) that placed him at the centre of dubious tenders for the procurement of Covid-19 personal protective equipment (PPE) worth more than R125m.
The SIU, which is probing more than R13bn worth of PPE contracts, found Masuku knew about his department’s irregular procurement processes and failed to execute his functions in compliance with the constitution and the Public Finance Management Act (PFMA). Gauteng premier David Makhura fired Masuku in October on the SIU’s recommendation. that he take administrative action...