Limpopo Premier, Stanley Mathabatha. Photo: Lizzy Bapela

Mokopane medical doctor under fire


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A Mokopane medical doctor who was alleged to separate waiting rooms in terms of the patient’s race came under fire on the occasion of the recent Human Rights campaign in Limpopo.

Limpopo government spokesperson, Phuti Sebola, said it was alleged the unnamed doctor’s black and white staff had separate toilets, kitchens and were barred from using the same kitchen utensils.

“After the government and SAHRC intervention, the general practitioner was instructed to refrain from discrimination actions and requested to write a public apology, and desist from segregating patients and staff according to race,” Sebola said.

He said the provincial government has provided households with access to decent sanitation facilities and scholar transport to learners whose nearest schools were 5 km away from their homes. 

In 2017 alone, the province provided scholar transport to 255 schools, Sebola explained.

The theme for the recent event was to celebrate former president Nelson Mandela’s centenary.

21 days ago       05 April 2018