SA’s health emergency | MEC blames migrants for failing healthcare


POLOKWANE - A video of Limpopo Health MEC Phophi Ramathuba is stirring debate on social media.

She's decrying foreigners who cross the border to simply use South African health facilities.

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In the video, Ramathuba confronts a patient presumed to be a foreigner.

She explains that the budget allocated to the province for healthcare is for South Africans, based on the province's population statistics.

Ramathuba asked for the patient to only be released after settling their medical bill.

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There's been mixed reactions on social media.

Some users have applauded her while others say Ramathuba is displaying anti-foreigner sentiments.


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