New KZN Health HOD must be the right person for the job

Dr Imran Keeka, MPL

DA KZN Spokesperson on Health

The Democratic Alliance welcomes the advertisement of a vacancy for the post of Head of KZN’s Health department.

We have long called for MEC Dhlomo not to renew the contract of current HOD Sibongile Zungu.  Her track record within the department does not inspire confidence that she is the right person to take the department into the future.  This concern has been expressed by a number of stakeholders in the health sector.

We would hope that this advertisement does not signal a determination on the part of the ANC to deploy yet another cadre to this critical post.

The DA looks forward to the filling of the post with the best person for the job.  Most importantly we need someone who can provide the professional leadership and direction to the MEC for Health which has been severely lacking.