Simelane-Zulu should have stopped surprise birthday bash: SAMA

Simelane-Zulu should have stopped surprise birthday bash: SAMA

The KwaZulu-Natal branch of the South African Medical Association says it's disappointed with Health MEC Nomagugu Simelane-Zulu's conduct at her birthday bash over the weekend.

KZN Health MEC Nomagugu Simelane-Zulu
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Simelane and some of her guests were seen on video dancing without masks on and while not social distancing.

It happened at a time when KZN recorded over 3 300 daily coronavirus infections.

Simelane said they had all been eating when a musical performance suddenly got them on their feet.

She expressed regret for not following protocol during this time.

The premier has ordered an investigation.

READ: Simelane-Zulu under fire for surprise birthday party

SAMA spokesperson Dr Angelique Coetzee says the MEC is meant to set an example - adding her actions contradict the measures around Covid-19 safety.

"If it was any other country, most probably she would have lost her job. So I am not sure what will be the outcomes here.

"I am also of the opinion you need to be held responsible. You need to be accountable for what you did.

"You cannot just simply say you didn't know and it was something that the unit was a surprise party. Even if that is true, you should have immediately stopped it." 

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