JOHANNESBURG – Dr Gwen Ramokgopa has been sworn in as the new Gauteng Health MEC.
Ramokgopa replaces Qedani Mahlangu after she resigned last week, a day before the report into the Life Esidimeni deaths was released.
Just sworn in:New member of the Gauteng Provincial Legislature and soon to be sworn in as MEC of Health at the High Court, Dr Gwen Ramokgopa pic.twitter.com/RY7eSfHcXD— Gauteng Legislature (@GPLegislature) February 6, 2017
Health Ombudsman Professor Malegapuru Makgoba found that 94 mentally-ill patients died after being transferred to various unregistered NGOs.
Ramokgopa was formerly a health MEC and a deputy health minister.