- There have been claims made that irregular appointments have been made at a hospital in the North West province
- MEC Madoda Sambatha stated that these claims will be investigated and there will be action taken
- With unemployment remaining a big issue in South Africa, nepotism is part of the problem
Allegations of nepotism were made against the Klerksdorp-Tshepong Hospital Complex and it is disturbing news to South Africans.
Unemployment is a worrisome issue in Mzansi and when nepotism takes jobs from those who studied for it or are more suited, it just makes things worse.
The claims made against the hospital are being taken seriously. North West Health MEC Madoda Sambatha stated that the preliminary investigation's outcome will result in the suspension of those found implicated.
SABC News reports that an independent team will take a much closer look at the case.
Briefly.co.za gathered that more than 20 people have allegedly been appointed irregularly.
Sambatha's investigation team will be set up as soon as possible.
“My investigation is to determine as to whether indeed people have used nepotism and friendship to recruit staff in the hospital. I am also contemplating taking away the recruitment powers especially for Matlosana sub-district."
There will be consequences for those who are found guilty.
“Anyone irrespective of the position and irrespective the seniority, heads will roll. Gone are those days when people are allowed to extend their influence by appointing family members.
"The issue of family members, a family relative to anyone who is employed, there is no law that says they cannot be employed but that must be done through a competitive process."
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