The Makhanda based government watchdog, Public Service Accountability Monitor, has welcomed the provincial Health MEC, Sindiswa Gomba‘s sacking.
Premier Oscar Mabuyane announced the decision earlier.
PSAM director, Jay Kruuse, says it was overdue.
“We now look forward to the appointment of an MEC that can focus his or her attention on the vaccine roll out and improving the delivery of services to the people of the province,” says Kruuse.
Mabuyane has said the provincial government decided to relive Gomba of her duties to that she can concentrate on her corruption case.
The former MEC is one of the 11 accused in the multi-million rand Nelson Mandela funeral fraud case.
They allegedly siphoned about R10 million from the Buffalo City Municipality by flouting tender processes during Madiba’s burial in 2013. The 11 is out on bail.
Mabuyane says Gomba will remain a member of the provincial legislature:
Former superintendent general of the provincial Health Department, Dr Thobile Mbengashe, will on the other hand face disciplinary action.
The move follows the Special Investigating Unit’s (SIU) findings relating to last year’s procurement of ambulance scooters intended to assist COVID-19 patients.
E Cape medical scooters don’t meet criteria for patient transport: