ANCYL, EFF to lay criminal charges against MEC

ANCYL, EFF to lay criminal charges against MEC

The ANC Youth League (ANCYL) as well as the Economic Freedom Fighters (EFF) in Gauteng are planning to lay criminal charges against former Health MEC Qedani Mahlangu for her involvement in the death of 94 mentally ill patients last year.

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Qedani resigned on Tuesday evening.

The ANCYL says it accepts Mahlangu's resignation as well as the remedial action announced by Premier David Makhura following the release of the Health Ombudsman's report into the transfer of patients from Life Esidimeni to NGOs, but believes more needs to be done.

"We also call upon the ANC Provincial Executive Committee of the ANC consistent with how other cases were dealt in wherein the ANC was brought into disrepute to immediately suspended the membership of the disgraced MEC of Health and take her through a disciplinary committee," says the ANCYL's  Mbali Hlophe.

"The ANC Youth League in Gauteng further calls for the immediate resignation of the Premier whose administration has presided over the cruel and untimely deaths of innocent patients," says Hlophe.

Meanwhile, the EFF says Mahlangu is not the only person the will be laying criminal charges against.

"The EFF MPLs will be laying criminal  charges against the former MEC of Health in Gauteng, Qedani Mahlangu; David Makhura, the Premier of Gauteng; as well as the 27 NGOs, including anyone else implicated in the killing of the 94 patients from the Life Esidimeni hospital," says the EFF's Mandisa Mashego.

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