Malema on public hospitals: You might as well go to a mortuary

Malema on public hospitals: You might as well go to a mortuary

Julius Malema took the opportunity to lambaste the current state of public hospitals at the launch of the EFF's election manifesto. The leader held a dim view on the situation, deeming it equivalent to sending yourself to a mortuary.

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The leader of the Economic Freedom Fighter's, Julius Malema, spoke out on the bleak situation facing the public health sector at the party's launch of their election manifesto.

According to Eyewitness News, the leader says the collapse of the public health system has reduced service delivery at state hospitals so bad, that you might as well go straight to the mortuary.

Addressing EFF supporters at the event, which took place at the Giant Stadium in Soshanguve over the weekend, Malema said the party was on a mission to make public healthcare accessible:

"We need more doctors. One ward, one doctor. That doctor must conduct routine checks."

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The theme of the manifesto for the party was centralised around 'Our Land and Jobs Now,' which symbolises what the EFF describes as the failure of the ANC's 25 year rule.

Briefly.co.za reported earlier that the manifesto suggests that a 'People's Land Council' will oversee the nationalised land - a council over which the EFF top brass would have final say. Some commentators have expressed concern that this would create opportunities for corruption.

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Source: Briefly.co.za

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