DA Welcomes the dismissal of Health MEC

Issued by Bobby Stevenson, MPL
DA Leader in the Eastern Cape Provincial Legislature

The Democratic Alliance welcomes the news that Premier Oscar Mabuyane has fired Health MEC Sindiswa Gomba.

The dismissal of MEC Gomba is long overdue, as the DA has been calling for Mabuyane to fire her since May last year.

Gomba’s performance as the MEC for Health since her appointment has been plagued with failures, weak leadership and serious allegations of corruption.

Given the cloud that has been hanging over her, it is unbelievable that it has taken so long for Premier Mabuyane to act.

This shows the extent to which the ANC puts the party ahead of the people. In a capable state, leaders should be appointed on merit and not through cadre deployment.