While national figures on rhino poaching went down in 2018 it increased in Mpumalanga, according to the deaprtment of environmental affairs.
This follows a statement that Dr. Makhosi Khoza released, detailing a crisis of Mpumalanga’s healthcare facilities.
Mpumalanga ANC spokeswoman Sasekani Manzini has rebuked the chairwoman of the Portfolio Committee on Public Service and Administration/Monitoring
and Evaluation, Dr. Makhosi Khoza, after she expressed concerns on the worsening states of Mpumalanga’s healthcare facilities.
Khoza visited the province this week and said the Mpumalanga department of health under MEC Gillion Mashego was in ‘paralysis’, citing financial mismanagement, maladministration and tender corruption.
Manzini said Khoza didn’t inform the ANC in the province nor any of the authorities when she conducted the oversight visits.
“The ANC in Mpumalanga will also like to express it’s sincere disappointment on the conduct of comrade Makhosi Khoza, whom we expected to comradely inform the leadership of the ANC in the province or our deployees in the [health] department that the committee was overseeing,” she said.
Mashego has also said that he was never informed, saying if the oversight committee was conducting any oversight in the province, “they would have called me and discussed it with me first instead of reporting to the media”.
The DA’s Jane Sithole has called on Mashego to resign following Khoza’s statement, saying this has “once again” highlighted the reason why he should step down.
“Unfortunately, what the PSC witnessed at Matikwane Hospital is what thousands of patients have to endure at healthcare facilities across the province,” Sithole said.
Khoza has reported that she received death threats following her oversight visits.
Manzini said the ANC wanted Khoza to open a case with cops.
“We believe it should come natural for any member of the ANC, especially those deployed at comrade Makhosi’s level to inform structures of the organisation of something unbecoming when it has happened in their jurisdiction, to enlighten the governing party of things it might not be aware of in the state as a terrain of struggle,” Manzini said.
(edited by MLM)
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