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DA petitions for removal of Gauteng hospital's management

The Democratic Alliance in Gauteng has launched a petition to remove the CEO and top management of the failing Bheki Mlangeni Hospital in Soweto, Johannesburg. According to an IoL report, this was because Gauteng Health had failed to hold the top management of the hospital accountable, despite a jobs-for-cash hiring scandal and the hospital being placed on the list of five worst hospitals in Gauteng.

DA MPL and shadow health MEC Jack Bloom is quoted in the report as saying that unfortunately, Gauteng Health MEC Bandile Masuku had indicated that he wanted to retain hospital CEO Ruth Mabyana, "who shares the blame for what has gone wrong".

The report says under Mabyana, there had been 136 disciplinary actions against employees in the past three years, and six staff were currently facing disciplinary charges – five for irregular appointments and one for theft at the hospital.

[link url="https://www.iol.co.za/news/politics/poor-management-to-blame-for-scandals-at-bheki-mlangeni-hospital-da-40840065"]Full IoL report[/link]

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