DENOSA provincial chairperson Simphiwe Gada says the union is prepared to work with Makhura once the probe is completed.

The union also blasted the Premier for perceived indecisiveness on the matter against sacked Gauteng Health MEC, Dr Bandile Masuku.

Makhura fired the political appointee on Friday after a Special Investigating Unit preliminary report found him to have failed to execute his oversight duties, thus violating the Constitution and the Public Finance Management Act (PFMA). 

While praising Masuku for his work while still at the helm of Gauteng Health, the union expressed unhappiness with the Premier’s assertion that he will reinstate Masuku should he be found not to have engaged in any corruption during the PPE procurement process.

The matter is still being investigated by the Special Investigating Unit (SIU).

“If you want to be liked you must sell sweets. The Premier must decide whether to fire or hire. He needs to be clear on that.” 

Gada says the union will write to Makhura soon, outlining its position.

He addressed the media after the union’s special Provincial Executive (PEC) meeting held this weekend.

Makhura is yet to respond to Denosa’s call.