Shonisani Lethole’s death: Gauteng health dept places hospital CEO on precautionary suspension

Dr Lekopane Mogaladi, the embattled CEO of Tembisa Hospital, has been served with a discover of precautionary suspension following a damning report by the Well being Ombudsman, Professor Malegapuru Makgoba, with regard to the demise of Shonisani Lethole.

The Gauteng well-being division served Mogaladi with the discover on Friday.

Division spokesperson Kwara Kekana stated the discovery of intent to position Mogaladi on precautionary suspension was served by way of Chapter 7 of the Senior Administration Service Handbook 2003, on account of the well-being ombudsman’s report into the demise of Lethole at Tembisa Hospital in June final yr.

“As a part of the usual labour practices, Mogaladi has been afforded a possibility to make representations inside 5 working days of receipt of the discovery, concerning the intention to position him on precautionary suspension.

“The division needs to reiterate its dedication to implementing the suggestions of the report by the well-being ombud into the circumstances of the care and demise of Lethole on the hospital inside authorized prescripts,” stated Kekana.


The discovery of precautionary suspension follows a scathing report launched earlier within the week, which revealed the hospital was negligent in its remedy of Lethole.

Lethole died after being starved of meals for greater than 100 hours.

Makgoba discovered the hospital successfully left Lethole to die.

Amongst different damning revelations, Makgoba additionally revealed the hospital was not truthful and offered incomplete info to the ombud.

Lethole’s demise was inaccurately recorded, and he died without realizing his Covid-19 standing.

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