Brian Hlongwa and Qedani Mahlangu must be sent to jail for their role in the corrupt activities that have almost collapsed the Gauteng Health Department.
This is according to the Treatment Action Campaign (TAC), which protested against the two former Gauteng health MECs being appointed to the ANC provincial executive committee (PEC).
Members of the TAC marched to the Gauteng Provincial Legislature demanding that Mahlangu and Hlongwa be booted out of the PEC.
Proceedings inside the Legislature were adjourned when the protesters arrived at the House. DA shadow health MEC Jack Bloom said it had been a long fight trying to hold the two accountable.
“It has been more than 10 years asking that Brian Hlongwa be charged for his role in collapsing the health system,” Bloom said.
Mahlangu resigned following the death of 144 psychiatric patients in the Life Esidimeni tragedy, while Hlongwa is accused of facilitating corruption amounting to about R1.2billion within the Gauteng Health Department during his tenure.