DA requests PSC investigation into appointment of Gauteng Health CFO
4 August 2022
I have written today to the Public Service Commission to urgently investigate the appointment of Ms Lerato Madyo as the Chief Financial Officer (CFO) of the Gauteng Health Department.
This is because there are grounds to suspect that she was manipulated into her job to protect certain interests.
I have referred the PSC to investigations by News24 of emails and WhatsApp messages between Madyo and murdered whistle-blower Babita Deokaran. These show that Deokaran requested Madyo to stop payments by Tembisa Hospital to fishy companies, including three owned by ANC big wig Sello Sekhokho, but Madyo authorised them instead.
Furthermore, Deokaran requested a forensic audit of the payments, but Madyo reportedly lied to her that she had requested the Acting Head of Department to do this when she had not done so. It looks like she was covering up this scandal.