Nine senior Gauteng govt officials suspended

South Africa

Johannesburg – Nine senior officials in the Gauteng provincial government have been suspended.

The Special Investigating Unit recommended their suspension after they were implicated in its report.

The SIU uncovered irregularities in the awarding of contractors for the renovations of the Anglo Gold Ashanti Hospital in the West Rand. The suspended officials are three senior managers in the Health Department, and six senior managers in the Department of Infrastructure.

Disciplinary proceedings are expected to commence once charged are finalised.

The SIU is said to have made referrals to other state institutions for further investigation into the conduct of implicated government officials and contractors.

The Gauteng Government has commended the SIU for its ongoing investigation and civil action.

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