Masuku and Diko Win Their Appeals, Cleared of Wrongdoing in PPE Scandal

Masuku and Diko Win Their Appeals, Cleared of Wrongdoing in PPE Scandal

- Former Gauteng Health MEC Bandile Masuku and suspended presidential spokesperson Khusela Diko's appeals have been upheld

- Diko and Masuku appealed the ANC Gauteng Disciplinary Committee's decision that they had brought the party into disrepute

- The NDC upheld Diko and Masuku's appeal after they did not find any evidence that linked them to the PPE scandal

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Former Gauteng Health MEC Bandile Masuku and suspended presidential spokesperson Khusela Diko have successfully appealed the ANC Gauteng Disciplinary Committee's decision to suspend them.

They were cleared of wrongdoing after they had appealed the charges that they were involved in a PPE scandal in 2020.

Masuku and Diko win their appeals, cleared of wrongdoing in PPE scandal
Former Gauteng Health MEC Bandile Masuku and suspended presidential spokesperson Khusela Diko's appeals have been upheld. Photo credit: Bandile Masuku, GovernmentZA
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The scandal alleged that Diko and Masuku had benefitted from a PPE tender awarded to Royal Bhaca which was owned by Diko's late husband.

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The fallout from the disciplinary committee's decision resulted in Diko being suspended and Masuku being removed as Health MEC.

According to eNCA, now that their appeal was successful, the two ANC members can continue their duties.

News24 reported that the ANC integrity committee had initially found that Diko had brought the party into disrepute, but the NDC cleared her of all charges citing a lack of evidence which linked Diko and Masuku to the alleged scandal.

Earlier, Briefly News reported that the South African Special Tribunal has ordered around a dozen companies that got money from Ledla Structural Development for a personal protective equipment (PPE) tender that was awarded to the company to pay the money back to the state.

This after it was found that Ledla Structural Development is a "proxy" company for another that is called Royal Bhaca Projects, owned by the husband of the presidential spokesperson, Khusela Diko.

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In December, the tender, which had been awarded to Ledla Structural Development by the Department of Health was reviewed, set aside, and subsequently cancelled after the Special Investigation Unit (SIU) found that it was irregularly awarded.

In other news, Judge Raymond Zondo has recently called on the ANC to come before the commission and explain how billions of South African rands were stolen during the 2020 Covid-19 disaster management.

According to Zondo, the ANC has complied with his request to receive answers and is currently filing affidavits in preparation for their standing at the Zondo Commission on a date that is yet to be revealed to the public.

Zondo has further criticised the party for allowing the corruption and looting of taxpayers money to spiral so far out of control adding that the party may be somewhat involved in not ensuring that its MP's were not performing their oversight duty to the best of their ability or at all for that matter.

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Source: Briefly.co.za

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