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Masuku was slap bang in the middle of dodgy PPE tender, SIU report claims

This despite the Gauteng health MEC denying in an affidavit that he had any knowledge of it

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Gauteng health MEC Bandile Masuku denied under oath that he leaked confidential departmental information about personal protective equipment tenders to President Cyril Ramaphosa’s spokesperson, Khusela Diko, and her husband Thandisizwe Diko.

This is despite a damning preliminary report by the Special Investigating Unit (SIU) that places Masuku firmly at the centre of dodgy tender processes in his department’s procurement of Covid-19 PPE worth R125m from a company owned by Khusela’s husband.

The report, dated October 1, places Masuku at the centre of the “irregular tender” to the company owned by the husband of the president’s spokesperson and two other companies associated with him...

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