DA welcomes action on biased recruitment at Lenasia South Hospital

By Jack Bloom MPL, DA Gauteng Shadow MEC for Health:

I welcome the announcement by Gauteng health MEC, Qedani Mahlangu that recruitment for 31 positions at the Lenasia South Hospital will be redone, after allegations that preference was given to ANC members.

This is a victory for the local DA branch in Lenasia that objected when an ANC councillor sat in on the recruitment process, and launched a petition that it be redone.

According to Mahlangu the Johannesburg district office will oversee recruitment.

Much trouble could have been averted if proper procedures were followed in the first place.

Employment at government departments and institutions should never be based on political affiliation.