ANALYSIS ON RECENT COVID-19 CORRUPTION ALLEGATIONS

Questions are being raised about how the Gauteng Health MEC's four-week absence from work will impact on the province's fight against the corona virus pandemic. Transport MEC Jacob Mamabolo, who has been appointed to act in his position, does not have experience in the medical field. Masuku has been placed on a leave of absence over his alleged involvement in a controversial tender to supply Covid-19 personal protective equipment to the department. Premier David Makhura has said they've since stopped payments of about one-billion rand to over 100 companies that are also being investigated following allegations of PPE tender irregularities. Several NGOs have expressed disappointment and anger over reports of widespread corruption involving funds meant to deal with the Covid-19 pandemic in Gauteng. For more Udo Carelse spoke to Gauteng Government Spokesperson, Thabo Masebe and Leadership expert, Dr Mazwe Majola....