By Angie Nkuna
Giyani- Limpopo Department of Health Spokesperson, Neil Shikwambane in response to the earlier media statement issued by the EFF in Giyani, says Ruth Shilumani wasn’t fired, but was on an acting capacity as the CEO of Nkhensani Hospital.
This came to light after a statement was issued by disgruntled Economic Freedom Fighters (EFF) members in Giyani, who seek transparency on the procedures, and protocol that was followed, with regard to the sudden elevation of Winnie Mabunda to the position she currently occupies to be made available, as the former Evuxakeni CEO was promoted to Nkhensani Hospital and ascended to a similar position.
“To say the newly appointed CEO of Nkhensani Hospital, Winnie Mabunda who has been appointed in the CEO position was through her political connections, and little or no consideration at all of her track record prior to the appointment was taken into cognisance is neither here nor there.
“It’s not always the case that people you lead appreciate everything from you. If it’s true that Winnie Mabunda didn’t try her level best in dealing with the issues affecting employees at Evuxakeni during her stint there.
Obviously there was something that she did accomplish and tried her level best for the betterment of the Hospital and its employees.
“The Department has a good track record of Winnie Mabunda, and we are of the view that, she deserves to be appointed as a permanent CEO of Nkhensani Hospital without a doubt,” concluded Shikwambane.
“Austin Mabasa says Mabunda has collapsed Evuxakeni, and even failed to resolve the issue of unpaid workers who work at Evuxakeni laundry”.
“How on earth could you promote someone who had dismally failed at a small hospital like Evuxakeni, and put that very same person in charge of a bigger hospital like Nkhesani, He quipped.
“We are heading for disaster here. If it happened that maybe you were in exile and you ain’t privy to this…
Nkhesani Hospital employees were on strike in protest of her appointment and meteoric rise to the upper echelons of the hospital last week…
They sacked Ruth, because she never went to exile”, concluded the EFF representative in Giyani.
Edited by Owen Mafukele