The Democratic Alliance (DA) is vindicated following the comments made by the North West Premier Job Mokgoro who admitted to being hospitalised in a Gauteng hospital after testing positive for Covid-19.
Premier Mokgoro appeared before the National Assembly’s Cooperative Governance Portfolio Committee on Wednesday to discuss the North West government’s response to Covid-19.
DA North West Provincial Leader Joe McGluwa said Premier Mokgoro finally admitted what the DA had said about his hospitalisation. “Premier Mokgoro stated that he went to Gauteng to be closer to his family. “
In a released statement, the DA mentioned that when it raised that the Premier was admitted and getting medical treatment in Gauteng, the Premier’s office issued a response stating that he was receiving treatment in the North West. “The office of the Premier blatantly lied to the public.”
The DA said Mokgoro’s hospitalisation came at a time when Gauteng was overwhelmed with high Covid-19 infections, struggling with a shortage of beds and oxygen machines.
The DA reiterated that Premier Mokgoro missed an opportunity to experience first-hand the type of health services that his government affords ordinary citizens. “The people of North West endure hospitals that are crammed, lacking in resources, under-staffed, without medication and sometimes lacking water supply.”