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.
Isn’t too late for Dr Barney Selebano to resign after the fiasco of Esidimeni???
— Garbadiya (@garbadiya) 16 January 2018
@iamthabomdluli ,this non living thing that is called money is the one that made Dr Barney Selebano & his crew to take a reckless decisions.
— Sello Hendrick Pele (@sellopele) 16 January 2018
Dr. Barney Selebano has resigned. Good.
— Kgauza wa Lecowza (@KgaugeloSM) 16 January 2018
— Mzwesh #No.1Hustler (@mzwakhengwee) 16 January 2018