Gauteng premier Panyaza Lesufi’s grandiose campaign promises about the imminent benefits of National Health Insurance (NHI) would be laughable if they had not been so eagerly received by his audience.

With great swagger, he assured a crowd that after the May 29 election they would be able to seek care at any private hospital and the government would foot the bill, all thanks to the ANC’s NHI plan...

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