DA livid over Mboweni’s Tygerberg Hospital remark

DA livid over Mboweni’s Tygerberg Hospital remark

The Democratic Alliance is hopping mad over Finance Minister Tito Mboweni’s utterance on the Tygerberg Hospital, in the DA-led City of Cape Town.

While tabling his Medium-Term Budget yesterday, Minister Mboweni said the hospital still had a Black and White section, structurally – 26 years into democracy.

“There is a section where Blacks used to go and there is a section where Whites used to go. Structurally it is still there, so the thing has to be removed and a completely new hospital constructed there. It’s unbelievable,” he said.

The party has rejected the Minister’s utterances as petty and an insult to the Tygerberg health professionals who have sacrificed all to save lives during a global pandemic.

DA Chief Whip Natasha Mozzone says the party will report the Finance Minister to Parliament’s Ethics Committee.

Western Cape Premier Alan Winde has accused the Minister of playing politics.

The Western Cape Health MEC has also blasted Mboweni.

The Finance Minister believes that the DA is overreacting.