DA launches petition to investigate fishy Tembisa hospital payments

Issued by Jack Bloom MPL – DA Gauteng Shadow MEC for Health
01 Aug 2022 in Press Statements

The Democratic Alliance has today launched a petition that calls on the Gauteng Health Department to immediately suspend its Chief Financial Officer Lerato Madyo and conduct a forensic investigation of all fishy payments by Tembisa Hospital.

An investigation by News24 shows that shortly before she was murdered, corruption whistle-blower Babita Deokaran flagged a flood of payments by Tembisa Hospital to fishy companies, including three companies headed by ANC big wig Sello Sekhokho, who is currently Treasurer-General of the ANC’s Ekurhuleni region.

The petition demands that the Gauteng Health Department:

1. Urgently suspends CFO Lerato Madyo for allegedly authorising fishy payments by Tembisa Hospital;

2. Conducts a forensic investigation into this massive scandal that involves more than R100 million for grossly over-priced medical supplies; and

3. Answers DA questions in the Gauteng Legislature concerning the apparent cover-up of the Tembisa Hospital payments.

People are dying in our public hospitals because of massive corruption and wastage of money.

The Gauteng Health Department suffers scandal after scandal, but the rot still seems to be there.

We call on everyone to support the DA’s petition which can be found here.