HEALTH MEC MUST QUIT, SAY DA

THE DA is calling for Eastern Cape Health MEC Phumulo Masualle to step down because the health budget was overspent on entertainment, travel expenditure and accommodation for officials.

DA MPL Pine Pienaar said: “Accruals are at R500-million, irregular expenditure at R84-million, fruitless expenditure at R17-million, unauthorised expenditure of R776-million has been incurred, an overdraft exists of R450- million and about R800- million has been spent on erroneous OSD (Occupation Specific Dispensation) and HROPT (Human Resource Operating Team) payments.”  Read the full story in The Herald.