Health Minister 'absolutely not concerned' about DA's threat to take NHI Bill to ConCourt

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- news24.com | a week ago

The DA is welcome to take the National Health Insurance (NHI) Bill to the Constitutional Court, says Health Minister Zweli Mkhize, adding he is "absolutely not concerned about this threat".

This was Mkhize's response after DA leader Mmusi Maimane questioned the bill's constitutionality on Tuesday. Maimane wrote to National Assembly Speaker Thandi Modise to urgently request that she instructs parliamentary legal services to obtain a legal opinion on the bill before it appears before the portfolio committee on health.

He has also asked the DA's legal team for an opinion on whether the bill is constitutional.

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