Returning former hospital chief executive to take over from Kotze



AFTER two years at the helm of Livingstone Hospital, Dr Kobus Kotze has asked to step down from his position and rather work as a doctor at the beleaguered facility.

The hospital board and doctors alike praised Kotze’s time as chief executive, saying the facility had never been run that well.

Kotze will be succeeded by the former chief executive of the hospital, Thulani Madonsela, who is returning to Port Elizabeth after working for the Gauteng Department of Health.

Health spokesman Sizwe Kupelo said the department had head hunted Madonsela for the post.

“We are delighted that he agreed to return and we have the fullest trust in his capabilities,” he said.

“We all praise Kotze as a good manager.”

Kupelo said Kotze had asked to be allowed to step down from his position and would now work as a doctor at the hospital.

-Estelle Ellis

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