Nehawu threatens nationwide shutdown over NWest healthcare

Nehawu marched to the North West legislature on Wednesday, demanding better management of the health department and an end to corruption. Photo: Twitter: @ZikhonaTshona

MAHIKENG – The National Education‚ Health and Allied Workers' Union (Nehawu) threatened to shut down the entire country if it does not get a favourable response to its demands in North West.

The union marched to the province's legislature on Wednesday, demanding better management of the health department and an end to corruption, including the resignation of the embattled premier, Supra Mahumapelo. 

Health workers in the province have downed tools for the third week.

WATCH: Committee briefs media on North West saga

Minister of Health Aaron Motsoaledi received the memorandum of demands from the union.

He said he was sent by the inter-ministerial committee, set up by the presidency to take charge of the province following violent protests calling for the premier to resign.

Watch Mostsoaledi's full address below.

 

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