MEC: Report into Charlotte Maxeke Hospital roof collapse vindicates govt

Gauteng Infrastructure Development MEC Jacob Mamabolo hired a private law firm to investigate the cause of the collapse in which five people were injured last month.

FILE: Emergency services on the scene at Charlotte Maxeke Academic Hospital following a roof collapse on 2 March 2017. Picture: Christa Eybers/EWN.

JOHANNESBURG - Gauteng Infrastructure Development MEC Jacob Mamabolo says a report into a roof collapse at the Charlotte Maxeke Academic Hospital has vindicated government and confirms his original position that there was shoddy maintenance work on the part of the contractor.

Mamabolo says he’s received and studied the report and will be handing it over to Premier David Makhura, Health MEC Gwen Ramokgopa and Health Minister Aaron Mostoaledi soon.

Mamabolo hired private law firm Adams and Adams to investigate the cause of the collapse in which five people were injured last month.

He says he’s satisfied with the findings.

“In general, the report had vindicated our preliminary observations and there is a lot of consistency on what we have observed on the day that we were on site. We are satisfied that it outlines a very good course of action.”

WATCH: Roof collapse at Charlotte Maxeke Hospital where five people were injured

(Edited by Winnie Theletsane)