Premier finds disabled boy alone at home

2012-03-14 15:11
Johannesburg - Gauteng Premier Nomvula Mokonyane was on Wednesday called to a house in Eldorado Park, Johannesburg, where a disabled child was left alone.

The child's aunt told the premier her sister left the child alone every day. The boy, whose age was not known, had not eaten for the past three days, she said.

The premier ordered the child be taken to hospital for medical attention. The mother was not around and could not be reached on her phone when her sister tried to call her.

Mokonyane was in Eldorado Park to assess the state of healthcare delivery. She also visited TB patients to encourage them to complete their treatment.

Mokonyane was accompanied by Gauteng health MEC Ntombi Mekgwe. She was expected to visit Chris Hani Baragwanath hospital later in the day.

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