The DA has written to the Gauteng Community Safety MEC, Sizakele Nkosi-Malobane, after the disappearance of evidence in the murder case of Katleho Kele from Ekurhuleni.
Katleho Kele was allegedly murdered by an ANC ward councillor’s grandson in the Katlehong area. A case was opened in 2014 and dismissed in court a year later.
The alleged suspect was released on bail, but soon after, primary evidence as well as information of the case docket disappeared.
It is unfortunate that the story of the late Katleho Kele, whose family continues to search for the truth, is not unique in Gauteng.
I have asked the MEC to provide more information on the case, to hold those involved accountable and to ensure that the family receive the justice and closure that they deserve.
Lebo More MPL
DA Gauteng Constituency Head – Katlehong
072 273 4487
Lenasia South Hospital
The Gauteng Health Department needs to ensure that job appointments at the new Lenasia South Hospital are done fairly and without political bias.
Anger is boiling over in the local community about apparent political bias in appointing people to more than 30 new jobs created as a result of the conversion of the Lenasia South clinic into a hospital.
It is outrageous that ANC Ward Councillor Paul Molutsi has participated in job interviews as an “observer”.
He was forced to withdraw last week after DA activists objected, but the interview process has been compromised by this blatant political interference and needs to be redone.
Local DA Branch chairperson Vinay Choonie complained in May this year to the Human Rights Commission and the Public Protector, and the process was temporarily halted.
The DA has affidavits and eyewitnesses reports describing how some jobseekers were encouraged to leave the long queue and given preferential treatment by what appeared to be clinic staff.
Gauteng Health MEC Qedani Mahlangu was alerted to this in May by DA councillor Martin Williams.
Jobs Given on Merit
There is a protest today in Lenasia demanding that the whole application process start from scratch as it has been irredeemably compromised by previous bias.
I am asking questions in the Gauteng Legislature about this whole process.
Government jobs should be given on merit, not to political favourites as appears to be happening at the Lenasia South Hospital.
Jack Bloom MPL
DA Gauteng Shadow MEC for Health
082 333 4222