27th October 2020
Gauteng ANC PEC spokesperson Bones Modise has supported Bandile Masuku's decision to challenge the Special Investigative Unit findings that resulted in him being removed from his position as the Gauteng Health MEC.
Masuku wants a court to declare the SIU finding that he failed in his oversight role as MEC concerning PPE tenders, to be declared unlawful, unconstitutional, and set aside.
The ANC's Gauteng PEC was also accused of not following set rules when deciding to suspend him.
The committee's spokesperson, Bones Modise reported that there were two reports sanctioned by the PEC, one of them was from the Provincial Integrity Committee.
"There were issues that were flagged by the provincial executive committee which then mandated the provincial working committee to go and work on those issues that it had flagged. Upon its conclusion, of what was mandated to do, the provincial working committee will have came to the PEC which took place last week Tuesday, and reported," said Modise.
Modise said that the decision was taken to recommend that Diko and Masuku appear before the Provincial Disciplinary Committee was based on the findings of the PWC.
"It was then decided, that the best form of solving this issue once and for all is that comrade Bandile [Masuku], and comrade Khusela [Diko] must then be brought to the provincial disciplinary committee so that this matter can be finalised and be brought to book," read the report.
Modise added that after a charge sheet was developed, Masuku and Diko would receive their own charge sheet, which would advise whether legal counsel would be needed, or whether they would need to be accompanied by an elder or veteran of the ANC to the disciplinary meeting.
Modise also said that Masuku was within his right to challenge the SIU report but said that the disciplinary process of the ANC is separate and would be finalized by the disciplinary committee.
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