Rahima Moosa Hospital CEO slammed for working from home

Rahima Moosa Hospital CEO slammed for working from home

The Democratic Alliance in Gauteng has slammed Rahima Moosa Mother and Child Hospital CEO, Nozuko Mkabayi for working from home.

The hospital in Johannesburg came under fire after a video depicting pregnant women sleeping on the floor was widely circulated on social media.


According to Gauteng Health MEC, Dr Nomathemba Mokgethi, Mkabayi was appointed as CEO on 1 January2021, and has only spent 182 days at the hospital.

Mokgethi said Mkabayi was appointed in the middle of the second wave of Covid pandemic and like all SMS (Senior Management Service) members she is allowed to work from home.

“She has a work mobile phone on which she is accessible 24 hours. She has an email address that she is accessible on 24/7 on-site and offsite. All the responsibilities assigned to her have been diligently delivered.”

Gauteng Health MEC

DA Gauteng Shadow MEC for Health, Jack Bloom said he was astounded that a hospital CEO is not full-time at the hospital to ensure that everything runs smoothly.

“No wonder she doesn’t know that pregnant women sleep on the floor, and she blames opposition parties for staging a video that highlighted this outrageous situation.

“Doctors and nurses do not have the luxury of working from home, so how can a hospital chief set such a poor example?”

DA Gauteng Shadow MEC for Health

Bloom said he does not know of any other hospital CEO who worked from home even during the worst period of the Covid epidemic.


In an interview with Radio 702, Mkabayi said there are women who come from outside South Africa to give birth at the Rahima Moosa Hospital.

She said some come straight from Park Station and that around 40% of their patients are foreign nationals.

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