EDITORIAL | Mabuza sets poor leadership example by seeking medical help abroad
It is troubling that the deputy president travels to Russia for treatment while SA’s health system flounders
It would be hard for an ordinary South African to tell that the country’s deputy president David Mabuza spent the last month in Russia. This is because even when he is in the country, he is so unnoticeable it is almost like he is in Russia.
He is in Russia, not on a frolic: he is there to seek medical help, we suspect unavailable in SA. We are uncertain if, indeed, the help received in Russia is unavailable in our country’s top medical facilities.
His medical afflictions, though, are his private affairs. It is his decision to seek medical help in Europe but that is a bitter pill to swallow. Without encroaching into his private medical information, we must wonder publicly, given his position in government, what level of service he requires in Russia and why that service is not available in SA. ..