Zuma’s legal advisors ‘led him astray', turned healthcare professionals into criminals

Chris Bateman


President Jacob Zuma’s legal advisors ‘led him astray', resulting in him ‘irrationally’ signing into existence a law that criminalised the provision of healthcare services in South Africa and flouted several provisions of the Constitution. That is the nub of the Constitutional Court’s 27 January finding after Zuma, his Minister in the Presidency Jeff Radebe, Minister of Health Dr Aaron Motsoaledi and National Health Director General Precious Malebona Matsoso applied to have the controversial Certificate of Need provisions de-proclaimed.

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Chris Bateman, HMPG, South Africa

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Certificate of Need; Constitutional Court; Deproclaimed

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South African Medical Journal 2015;105(3):169. DOI:10.7196/SAMJ.9468

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Date submitted: 2015-02-09
Date published: 2015-02-09

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