DA expects Mboweni to apologise over racial remark on Tygerberg hospital



On Friday morning, the Democratic Alliance (DA) were of the opinion that Finance Minister Tito Mboweni ought to apologise for his statement where he claimed that Tygerberg Hospital was racially segregated.

This remark was made by Mboweni during his Medium-Term Budget Policy Statement (MTBPS) on Wednesday.

The minister was discussing the proposed plans to renovate public hospitals when he indicated that some wards in Tygerberg were being segregated.

The DA disclosed that the minister would be reported to parliament’s ethics committee because of his comment.

The DA’s chief whip Natasha Mazzone said: “this is a blatant and damaging lie.”

“I will be laying a charge with the ethics committee against Minister Mboweni.”

“I will be expecting a full apology to the premier of the Western Cape, to the MEC for health in the Western Cape, but most importantly, to those at the Tygerberg Hospital”.

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