Gauteng ANC’s Makhura set to face integrity commission amid PEC faction battles

South Africa

Johannesburg – Gauteng African National Congress (ANC) chairperson David Makhura will have to subject himself to the provincial commission of inquiry.

The ANC’s provincial executive committee held a meeting on Wednesday and sources said that Makhura – who is also the premier of Gauteng – was told to make good on his willingness to appear before the party structure led by elders.

This comes after a corrected findings by the Special Tribunal Court that his office was implicated in the irregular awarding of tenders in the province’s Health Department.

The premier had previously also been implicated.

Makhura’s detractors labelled yesterday’s provincial executive committee meeting as a step towards victory.

He is set to face the ANC’s provincial integrity commission, with some already planning to call for him to step aside. His case has to do with oversight.

The premier’s office was implicated in the PPE tender saga by the former CFO of the Gauteng Health Department.

It is understood that some in the PEC meeting have brought the Life Esidimeni tragedy, saying he was held responsible.

Some of the party have been calling for his removal, suggesting that MEC Lebohang Maile would be a more suitable replacement.

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