Mekgwe takes over from Mmemezi
Gauteng health MEC Ntombi Mekgwe will take over Humphrey Mmemezi's role as local government and housing MEC, premier Nomvula Mokonyane says.
"We reflected on the overall performance of the province, the strengths and weaknesses," Mokonyane told reporters in Johannesburg.
"We are bolstering the existing executive council."
This followed Mmemezi's resignation after an integrity commission report presented to the Gauteng legislature found him guilty of contravening the provincial legislature's code of conduct and ethics.
The report referred to Mmemezi using a government credit card and covering up an accident in a government vehicle. Mmemezi resigned from his position on Wednesday.
The report was adopted unanimously by the legislature, though the opposition Democratic Alliance made a declaration that other allegations against Mmemezi regarding his time with the Mogale City municipality, and his time as MEC, should also be investigated.