Reitumetse Makwea
Journalist
2 minute read
22 Jul 2022
5:30 am

Sisulu denies getting cancer ‘pills’ from Russia for Duarte as Sahpra ‘investigate’ claims

Reitumetse Makwea

Sahpra says it is looking into Sisulu’s reported statement and engaging with the minister’s office.

ANC deputy secretary-general Jessie Duarte and Lindiwe Sisulu during the announcement of new ANC leadership at the 54th ANC national conference at the Nasrec Expo Centre on 18 December 2017. Picture: Gallo Images / Sowetan / Veli Nhlapo

Tourism Minister Lindiwe Sisulu on Wednesday denied bringing in cancer “pills” for the late ANC stalwart Jessie Duarte from Russia, but noted SA would benefit greatly if it reached out to other countries with better technology. “I didn’t bring anything bodily. I didn’t bring any tablets, I am not insane,” said Sisulu. She said, however, seeing the technology Russia had, she thought of approaching Duarte’s doctors to find out how advanced her cancer was and if they could “try something else” similar to what she saw. ALSO READ: Jessie Duarte’s daughter’s emotional letter reveals cancer struggle Being a cancer survivor herself,...