Amid fears of a resurgence of Covid-19 infections, Gauteng premier David Makhura has moved to strengthen his health department, appointing a new health MEC and an “intervention team” to turn it around.

Makhura moved Nomathemba Mokgethi from the social development portfolio to replace Bandile Masuku, who he fired from the position in October after a Special Investigating Unit (SIU) report into allegations of tender irregularities. Since then, the department was being run by public transport and roads infrastructure MEC Jacob Mamabolo in an acting capacity...

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