Marlene McDonald

Government Minister: Marlene McDonald

“I will be vindicated. I will have my day in court.” Those were the words uttered by corruption-accused Marlene McDonald as she left St Clair Medical Centre yesterday in a vehicle around 3 p.m., accompanied by a policewoman.

During her hospitalisation, a medical source said the fired public administration minister was “getting dialysis” and “she was not in Intensive Care Unit (ICU)”. Pressed by reporters about her health yesterday, she said: “Excellent.”

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