- DA member Jack Bloom feels Qedani Mahlangu should compensate some of the Esidimeni victims out of her own wallet
- More than 140 patients died because of the actions of Mahlangu, who resigned after the events
- Mahlangu made news headlines after the ANC elected her back into a government position
The South African public is outraged at the election of Qedani Mahlangu back into local government and the Democratic Alliance shares the sentiment.
DA Shadow MEC on Health in the Gauteng Provincial Legislature Jack Bloom has spoken out about the spending of Mahlangu. According to a report by The South African, Bloom feels Mahlangu should contribute money to the victims of the tragic events of Life Esidimeni.
Bloom wants Mahlangu to pay from her own wallet for some of the compensation sought by Esidimeni victims.
There are still 135 claims seeking an amount of R160 million over the matter.
Bloom stated that Mahlangu is protected by 2 bodyguards costing about R50 000 per month.
He added that Mahlangu's home in Bedfordview is worth around R5 million and she also purchased another property in Kensington worth about R3.9 million.
Mahlangu studied and lived in England for a few months, something that could not have come cheap.
Bloom suspects that Mahlangu' assets are worth more than R20 million and says it should be seized and used to compensate Esidemini victims.
Briefly.co.za reported earlier on the reinstatement of Mahlangu after the events of Life Esidimeni.
More than 140 psychiatric patients passed away after they were sent to unlicensed NGOs and neglected most scandalously.
The re-elected ANC member of parliament is expected to appear before the ANC's integrity committee for the Life Esidimeni scandal and tragedy.
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