Denosa: Motsoaledi 'is overwhelmed and must go'

Denosa: Motsoaledi 'is overwhelmed and must go'

The Democratic Nursing Organisation of South Africa (Denosa) has called on President Cyril Ramaphosa to axe Health Minister Aaron Motsoaledi. 

Aaron Motsoaledi
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The union wants President Ramaphosa to intervene in the health sector as it believes the system is on the verge of collapse and Motsoaledi does not have the capability to turn the situation around. 

Denosa president Simon Hlungwani says the time has come for Ramaphosa to act against incompetent government officials. 


"We are in a situation where it is as if we are in a federal state where provinces do as they wish and at national he does like nothing." 


Government has been ordered to pay compensation of R1.2 million to the families of the victims of the Life Esidimeni tragedy. 

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Although arbitrator, former deputy chief justice Dikgang Moseneke, fingered top Gauteng health officials in the death of at least 140 people, Hlungwani believes Motsoaledi must also account.


"If all was well, there wouldn't have been anything that happens without his knowledge and there wouldn't have been a situation that he is just a 'by-the-way person' that he isn't contacted when major changes like this happens."


Motsoaledi apologised to the affected families when he testified at the arbitration hearings.


"As it were demonstrated clearly through the hearings that the minister is just a person that is there but without any control that happens in the provinces. This is a serious problem because it puts the whole system in decay."

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