Gauteng health HOD Dr Barney Selebano resigns

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Gauteng Health Department Dr Barney Selebano

Dr Barney Selebano has resigned from his role as the Gauteng Department of Health, Head of Department (HOD) with immediate effect.

The Gauteng government has confirmed that the suspended head of the provincial Health department, Dr Barney Selebano has tendered his resignation letter.

The Chairperson of the Select Committee on Social Services,Cathy Dlamini, has welcomed the announcement of the resignation of Dr Barney Selebano, as the Head of the Gauteng Provincial Department of Health. M.M

Dr Barney Selebano was suspended from the Department of Health last year after emergence of the Life Esidimeni tragedy which claimed lives of hundreds of mentally ill patients.

Dr Selebano testified for his role at the Life Esidimeni arbitration hearings and placed some of the blame for the tragedy on the shoulders of former health MEC Qedani Mahlangu.

In his testimony he accused the former Gauteng Heath MEC Qedani Mahlangu of putting more pressure on him to move the mentally ill patients out of Esidimeni.

Qedani Mahlangu who is in Britain refused to come back to testify.

 

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