#KZNOncologyCrisis: MEC Dhlomo has misled the people of KwaZulu-Natal

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Democratic Alliance media statement by Dr Imran Keeka, MPL DA KZN Spokesperson on Health   #KZNOncologyCrisis: MEC Dhlomo has misled the people of KwaZulu-Natal   Yesterday’s media breakfast – held to glorify the KZN Health Department’s so-called successes – has again highlighted just how out of touch provincial Health MEC, Sibongiseni Dhlomo is when it comes […]

#KZNOncologyCrisis: No amount of window-dressing can save MEC Dhlomo

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Democratic Alliance media statement by Dr Imran Keeka, MPL DA KZN Spokesperson on Health   #KZNOncologyCrisis: No amount of window-dressing can save MEC Dhlomo   The Democratic Alliance notes with contempt an invitation by KZN Health MEC Sibongiseni Dhlomo to members of the media to attend a breakfast meeting tomorrow morning “in order to reflect on […]

DA holds urgent meeting with SAHRC as KZN oncology crisis worsens

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Democratic Alliance media statement by Dr Imran Keeka, MPL DA KZN Spokesperson on Health   DA holds urgent meeting with SAHRC as KZN oncology crisis worsens   The Democratic Alliance has today met with senior members of the South African Human Rights Commission to discuss the ongoing deterioration of oncology services in KwaZulu-Natal. The DA requested […]

DA to take action against ‘out of control’ illegal gill-netting in KZN’s watercourses

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Democratic Alliance media statement by Ann McDonnell, MPL DA KZN Spokesperson on Conservation   DA to take action against ‘out of control’ illegal gill-netting in KZN’s watercourses   The Democratic Alliance will call for answers from the National Department of Agriculture, Forestry and Fisheries (DAFF) following the wholesale destruction of KwaZulu-Natal’s water courses as a result […]

MEC’s irresponsible Ladysmith taxi decision endangers residents’ lives

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Democratic Alliance media statement by Dr Imran Keeka, MPL DA KZN Spokesperson on Health   MEC’s irresponsible Ladysmith taxi decision endangers residents’ lives   The KZN Transport MEC Mxolisi Kaunda’s short-sighted and unilateral decision to ban taxi’s from entering Ladysmith has not only affected business and services; it is now also affecting residents in need of […]

Bodies piling up as Pietermaritzburg forensic services go on strike

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Democratic Alliance media statement by Dr Imran Keeka, MPL DA KZN  Spokesperson on Health   Bodies piling up as Pietermaritzburg forensic services go on strike   The DA has been reliably informed that staff at the Forensic Pathology Unit in Pietermaritzburg have yet again downed tools with the result that at least 30 bodies are lying piled […]

#KZNOncologyCrisis: Cancer patients must wait until March 2018 for first appointment

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Democratic Alliance media statement by Dr. Imran Keeka, MPL DA KZN  Spokesperson on Health   #KZNOncologyCrisis: Cancer patients must wait until March 2018 for first appointment   The DA has been informed via a professional source within Inkosi Albert Luthuli Hospital that, as of yesterday, bookings for the assessment and treatment of patients with Gastro-Intestinal tract related […]

Health MEC Dhlomo must go, not his Department Head

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Democratic Alliance media statement by Dr. Imran Keeka, MPL DA KZN  Spokesperson on Health   Health MEC Dhlomo must go, not his Department Head   The Democratic Alliance will today write to KZN Premier Willies Mchunu calling on him to deliver an executive statement and explain to the people of KZN why MEC Sibongiseni Dhlomi remains in […]

#DurbanStorm: MEC must not use an act of nature as an excuse for non-delivery at our hospitals

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Democratic Alliance media statement by Dr. Imran Keeka, MPL DA KZN  Spokesperson on Health   #DurbanStorm: MEC must not use an act of nature as an excuse for non-delivery at our hospitals   Oversight visits by the Democratic Alliance (DA) yesterday have revealed that no obvious repairs have been carried out at either Addington or King Edward […]

Ugu water must be immediately restored

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Democratic Alliance media statement by Dr Rishigen Viranna, MPL Ugu South Constituency Head   Ugu water must be immediately restored   While the DA welcomes the Ugu District Municipality’s announcement that the illegal SAMWU workers strike is over and municipal workers have now returned to work, we are extremely concerned that water in the area has […]