Masuku report based on facts: SIU

Gauteng Health MEC Bandile Masuku has been removed from his position. Premier David Makhura says he was axed for negligence. eNCA's Shahan Ramkissoon speaks to Special Investigating Unit spokesperson, Kaizer Kganyago. Courtesy #DStv403

JOHANNESBURG - The Special Investigating Unit says the report implicating former Gauteng Health MEC, Bandile Masuku, is based on facts.

Masuku has rubbished the report saying the SIU is being used to play politics.

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Gauteng Premier David Makhura says the former MEC failed to execute his functions in compliance with the Constitution.

Masuku says he will challenge the SIU report.

SIU spokesperson, Kaizer Kganyago says the recommendations in the report are based on evidence at hand.

Gauteng Health MEC Bandile Masuku has been fired. Masuku has been implicated in a dodgy PPE procurement tender. Gauteng Premier David Makhura announced Masuku's axed. Courtesy #DStv403

Makhura has made it clear that Masuku hasn't been found guilty of corruption.

He says investigations into alleged PPE corruption are still ongoing.

The current acting MEC Jacob Mamabolo will continue in the position while the investigation into acts of corruption and collusion around PPE procurement is completed.

Makhura said Masuku could be reinstated as MEC should the SIU investigation exonerate him of collusion and corruption.