Former Gauteng Health MEC Qedani Mahlangu. Picture : Simone Kley

JOHANNESBURG - Hundreds of members of Treatment Action Campaign (TAC) and Corruption Watch plan to march to the Gauteng legislature where they will demand the removal of former health MECs and current members of the provincial legislature.

The TAC wants former Gauteng Health MECs Qedani Mahlangu and Brian Hlongwa to be removed from their recent election to the ANC Gauteng provincial executive committee.

This comes after Mahlangu was fingered in the Life Esidimeni tragedy while Hlongwa stands accused of facilitating corruption amounting to about R1.2billion within the Gauteng Health Department during his tenure.

“A recent published report details the extent to which Hlongwa enabled the hollowing out the department’s coffers. Both former MEC’s of Health have contributed to the collapse of the Gauteng health system,” the TAC said.

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African News Agency (ANA)