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DENOSA Gauteng welcomes the placement of Health MEC on special leave of absence

Media statement 
 
Thursday 30th July 2020
 
The Democratic Nursing Organisation of South Africa (DENOSA) in Gauteng welcomes the placement on special leave of absence of the MEC of Health in the province, Dr Bandile Masuku, pending an investigation into procurement of PPE contracts related to management of COVID-19 in the province.
 
We hope this decision will add credibility to the processs given that the person concerned is not in his position while the investigation is ongoing and will not influence the outcome of the investigation. 
 
As a trade union, we are particularly happy that this decision is in principle in line with resolution 1 of 2003 of PSCBC on the management of disciplinary processes that is applicable to officials. It is encouraging that the same principles are applied even to a politician. 
 
We hope the investigation can be expedited so that any wrongdoing will be punished and those responsible be held accountable so that services to the community members is not hindered or interrupted in any negative way and we can all move on and focus on the covid 19 war. 
 
End.
 
Issued by DENOSA in Gauteng.
 
For more information, contact: 
 
Thabang Sonyathi, DENOSA Gauteng Deputy Provincial Chairperson.
Cell: 083 499 3729
 
Bongani Mazibuko, DENOSA Gauteng Provincial Secretary 
Cell: 071 686 9544