Gauteng Health has had more of its furniture seized to settle debts owed to companies, with Gauteng Health MEC Gwen Ramokgopa admitting that the department owes 1 576 companies more than R3.7bn.

“The furniture removal man said he has got instructions to take what he has to take. There’s chairs, computers, fans and there is even a fridge. It is ridiculous,” Democratic Alliance Gauteng spokesperson for health Jack Bloom is quoted in a News24 report as saying. Bloom said the DA was still unsure which company had been granted the summons by the Sheriff of the Court to attach the assets.

Bloom said the information was from Gauteng Health MEC Gwen Ramokgopa who was replying to a question – Ramokgopa said the department owed 1 576 companies more than R3.7bn. ….more