On Wednesday, 27 June 2018 Political Analysis South Africa spoke to Jack Bloom, who is the DA shadow MEC for Health in Gauteng.
The DA has called for Gauteng MEC for Health, Brian Hlongwa to step down or be fired from his position. This is after a report by the SIU revealed that Hlongwa had been implicated in corrupt activities amounting to R1.2 billion between 2006 to 2009.
Hlongwa has questioned the timing of the release of the report by the SIU, saying that it was released to embarrass the ANC in Gauteng. He says that he had tried to hand himself over to the Hawks in 2014, but the crime fighting unit decided to not pursue the matter further. Speaking to Jacaranda FM this morning Hawks spokesperson, Hangwani Mulaudzi said that the case is still being investigated.
Bloom has welcomed reports that the case against Hlongwa is being revisited but says that Hlongwa should have been fired a long time ago.
“I think that he should have stepped down long ago or been fired by his political party. Really these are extremely serious allegations backed up by huge amounts of evidence,” Bloom said.
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