Jap Cape well being MEC Sindiswa Gomba says the failure of R10m scooter challenge is linked to the design of the apartheid infrastructure.
The multimillion-rand challenge was initially to move sufferers in rural areas to clinics and hospitals in a fashion that will restrict the unfold of Covid-19.
Talking in parliament this week, Gomba recommended apartheid was in charge for the scooter saga.
“The Covid-19 pandemic not solely got here unexpectedly but additionally introduced itself in a brand new dynamic. It has additionally uncovered the weaknesses of our well being system, and that’s linked to the design of apartheid infrastructure. Our individuals should be dragged in wheelbarrows to entry well being providers.”
Gomba stated whereas others believed that the scooter challenge was an instance of wasteful expenditure, it confirmed the “inequalities in our society”.
“Some consider the scooter challenge was an instance of wasteful expenditure, however it simply exhibits the inequalities in our society.”
“I’m satisfied that objects for campaigning have gotten extra restricted as we deal with the basic wants of our residents in our imaginative and prescient for entry to well being look after all, and the Jap Cape was daring sufficient to implement these interventions,” she stated.
Nonetheless, Gomba has come below hearth for “shifting the blame” to apartheid.