ANCYL: Makhura must go

ANCYL: Makhura must go

The ANC Youth League in Gauteng wants Premier David Makhura to be axed, following the deaths of 94 psychiatric patients. 

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Provincial chairperson, Matome Chiloane says they accept the findings of the Health Ombudsman and that they regard the findings as a "true reflection of the careless, negligent and poor leadership."

"Not only the Gauteng Provincial Department of Health led by the disgraceful MEC Qedani Mahlangu but the entire Leadership of the Gauteng Provincial Government led by Premier David Makhura who allowed the disgraced MEC to arrogantly continue misleading the people of Gauteng and families of the victims must be held accountable," Chiloane says.

The ANCYL will be laying criminal charges against MEC Mahlangu, as well as the premier, today.

"These deaths could have been prevented and that there is a case to be investigated for potential murder," he says.

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Chiloane also adds that the MEC and the premier did not represent the values of the ANC even though they were deployed by the ruling party in good faith.

"The premier must resign. As a political head he could have done more to prevent the deaths. Therefore he is equally responsible," Chiloane says.

They have given the premier has 14 working days to hand over his resignation, threatening with mass action.

"We will mobilize the entire membership of the ANC Youth League in the Province to occupy the office of the Premier until he accedes to our demands," Chiloane said.

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