Two Gauteng Health Officials identified in PPE corruption

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Tebogo Msimanga

The Special Investigating Unit ( SIU ) has identified two officials in the Gauteng health department who have been found to have facilitated corruption in the personal protective equipment corruption scandal. This was announced by Gauteng Premier David Makhura on Friday.

Makhura said one of these officials has resigned, but he has not yet disclosed the name of the suspect.

He announced the State Security Agency will conduct lifestyle audits on him, along with all 10 MEC’s in his cabinet. The Premier said he hopes these audits will be concluded within six to eight weeks.

Makhura said out of 172 113 public servants in Gauteng, 5 242 have tested positive since March. This includes public health workers and Educators.

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