The Council for Medical Schemes (CMS) has served its General
Manager of Compliance and Investigations, Stephen Mmatli with a letter of precautionary
suspension pending the outcome of a probe into allegations of serious
misconduct.

According to the CMS, it has received anonymous tip-offs
that Mmatli has been involved in in corrupt relationships with organisations
regulated by the Council and that he deliberate misled the regulator  to take decisions in favour of these
organisations. It is alleged that Mmatli benefitted in return.

Similar allegations have been lodged with the Special Investigations
Unit.

CMS acting registrar and CEO, Dr Sipho Kabane says the
Council believes that his precautionary suspension is in the best interest of
both parties to ensure that the investigation is conducted without
interference.