The African National Congress in Gauteng has dismissed as unfounded allegations that premier David Makhura is abusing state resources.

The party says the premier has always informed its structures about various steps being taken such as the introduction of the Open Tender System.

The ANC also says in an effort to root out corruption in the province, the premier has appointed a civil society-led anti-corruption advisory council to speed up investigations.

“The PEC clearly rejects the baseless, false, and malicious allegations and accusations against the acting provincial chair, David Makhura. Because everything he is doing in referring the over 300 reports of forensic investigations to the SIU is in line with the ANC resolution to fight crime and corruption. You cannot have reports sitting in departments nothing is happening by public servants,” says ANC provincial secretary, Hope Papo.