The Gauteng Health HOD, Professor Mkhululi Lukhele has resigned.
Lukhele had been placed on precautionary suspension by Gauteng Premier, David Mahura, following a recommendation from the Special Investigative Unit.
"Prof Mkhululi Lukhele, head of department at the department of health has informed Makhura of his resignation," provincial spokesperson Vuyo Mhaga said.
"Prof Lukhele’s resignation is with immediate effect."
Mhaga said Makhura has reiterated that all those involved in Covid-19 corruption and malfeasance — whether they are public officials, public servants or business people — must be brought to justice.
Lukhele was expected to remain under precautionary suspension pending the completion of investigations by the SIU and disciplinary proceedings for misconduct.