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Provincial incompetence leads to national take-over of Charlotte Maxeke – Jack Bloom – POLITICS


DA MPL says two fishy contracts totalling R128m for work on the hospital are being terminated

Patients suffer as Provincial incompetence leads to national take-over of Charlotte Maxeke Hospital repair

18 February 2022

It is truly shameful that the Gauteng provincial government has proved incapable of repairing the fire-damaged Charlotte Maxeke Johannesburg Hospital and has therefore transferred this responsibility to the National Health Department.

I am not surprised, however, as the Gauteng Infrastructure Development Department (GDID) is notoriously incompetent and corrupt.

Two fishy contracts totalling R128 million for work on the hospital are being terminated, and nine senior officials have been suspended following the findings of the Special Investigating Unit (SIU).

Gauteng Health MEC Nomathemba Mokgethi, said yesterday at a meeting of the Gauteng Legislature Health Committee that her department “had no choice” but to ask the Premier to take the work away from GDID because of the corruption and lack of progress.





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