The South African President Cyril Ramaphosa stated on Thursday that he has appointed a committee to deal with the corruption of all procurement, including Personal Protective Equipment (PPE), sourced for the purpose of containing and responding to COVID-19 pandemic.
The Health MEC, Nomagugu Simelane-Zulu has instructed the head of department that an independent team of experts from the University of KwaZulu-Natal probe the death of 67 – year old Sibusiso Khumalo at the Northdale Hospital in Pietermaritzburg.
UDM has called for the government to be dissolved and replaced by a caretaker administration until the 2024 National and Provincial elections following looting allegations by officials. UDM leader Bantu Holomisa has proposed a caretaker administration, which would consist of representatives from civil society and the judiciary, with no political party representation.
Education Expert Professor Mary Metcalfe says educators will have to assist learners to cope with catching up on the backlog of the 2020 academic year, following delays to the calendar due to the COVID-19 lockdown.
Finance Minister Tito Mboweni will this morning hold a meeting with all provincial Health MECs to discuss the procurement of COVID-19 related equipment, following allegations of impropriety in the awarding of some tenders for PPE. Mbowneni, his deputy David Masondo and Treasury’s Director General Dondo Mogajane briefed Parliament virtually about the matter on Wednesday.