Mahlangu and Hlongwa keep top positions despite major allegations

Mahlangu and Hlongwa keep top positions despite major allegations

- The ANC is refusing to take steps against two MECs who are clearly implicated of wrongdoing

- Brian Hlongwa and Qedani Mahlangu get to keep their cushy jobs despite the evidence against them

- The ANC's provincial integrity committee recommends that the two be removed from power

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Despite seriously damning evidence against them, Brian Hlongwa and Qedani Mahlangu are keeping their top positions within the ANC.

Although it was recommended by the provincial integrity committee that the Gauteng ANC remove the two from power and suspend them, the Gauteng ANC chose to not do so.

Mahlangu and Hlongwa used to be Gauteng health MECs and face allegations of undermining the system.

They are also accused causing damage to the Gauteng health services. There is clear evidence against them that is just being ignored by the ANC.

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The Daily Maverick reported that investigations found that Mahlangu is one of the people behind the Life Esidimeni scandal and tragedy. This tragedy led to the death of at the very least 144 mental patients.

She acted with impunity thinking that she will get away with murder because the users and their families were vulnerable and poorly resourced. She acted with an ulterior motive that remains concealed even after many days of evidence before the hearing.

Another report found that Hlongwa is one of 12 people who are involved with R1.2 billion's corruption. It happened between 2006-2009 when Hlongwa was a a health MEC and included luxury trips and kickbacks.

Briefly gathered that the matter is still under investigation by the Hawks and the NPA.

The ANC’s provincial integrity commission recommends that Mahlangu and Hlongwa, who both resigned but retained top positions, be fired.

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Jack Bloom of the Democratic Alliance says the decision by the ruling party to keep these two in power shows that the party is morally bankrupt.

There have been protests to have Brian Hlongwa and Qedani Mahlangu removed from power before:

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