DA Shadow MEC on Health in the Gauteng Jack Bloom has submitted a motion to the Gauteng Legislature.
The motion refers Premier David Makhura to the Legislature’s Integrity Commissioner for claiming that he did not know that Life Esidimeni patients were being transferred to NGOs rather than state facilities.
Makhura said in his State of the Province speech in February last year that he “would have never approved a plan to outsource mental health, a primary responsibility of the state to care for the vulnerable in society, to NGOs.”
He also told the Esidimeni arbitration that he was unaware that patients would be sent to NGOs as he thought that there were enough beds for them in state hospitals.
There was a particular sitting in March 2016 when I actually asked the former MEC for Health Qedani Mahlangu about patients being sent to NGOs and she said yes, the NGOs are being made ready. She said this in the house, the Premier was sitting there so he can't claim ignorance.— Jack Bloom, DA Gauteng shadow MEC for health
The Premier really can't claim ignorance, unless he wants to claim that he wasn't listening at the time.— Jack Bloom, DA Gauteng shadow MEC for health
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