What R 289 million can buy

The Auditor General recently reported that the national and provincial Departments of Health racked up R 289 million in fruitless and wasteful expenditure.


Of this staggering amount of money, the Western Cape Health Department contributed a mere R 60,000. The DA is committed to making this zero.

But that leaves R 288 940 000 in wasteful and fruitless expenditure attributable to ANC run national and provincial governments.

This is theft from the poor, the marginalised and the excluded.
R 289 million can pay for 144 500 wheelchairs or 20 643 hearing aids or put 2 847 on TB drugs per year or 25 087 antiretrovirals per year or repair and upgrade 60 clinics.

The ANC clearly have little idea about how to run an honest government, especially those who have become the normal suspects in the rogues gallery of the corrupt: Free State, Mpumalanga, Limpopo and Eastern Cape.

It is time for change.

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