Johannesburg - The Gauteng ANC’s decision to elect controversial former health MECs Brian Hlongwa and Qedani Mahlangu to be part of its provincial executive committee (PEC) could cost the party.
The province has been facing backlash following its elective conference held at the weekend which saw the election of new leaders.
Mahlangu and Hlongwa's addition to the PEC has raised an uproar from members of society and political parties.
Mahlangu resigned as a health MEC last year following the release of a report that found that 144 mentally ill patients had died following their removal from Life Esidimeni to unsilenced NGOs.
While Hlongwa was recently implicated in a scathing report by the Special Investigative Unit that uncovered corrupt and fraudulent dealings worth R1.2 billion while he was MEC of health in Gauteng.