DA welcomes court decision on Esidimeni official

I welcome the court decision to dismiss with costs the application by suspended Gauteng Head of Department Dr Barney Selebano to avoid appearing before the Esidimeni arbitration hearings. He may well fear that by telling the truth he will incriminate himself but he needs to account for his actions before…

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Where are the missing 59 Esidimeni patients?

I have been following the Esidimeni arbitration hearings with dismay and sadness at what was endured by those who died and the unresolved suffering of relatives. My concern is that no new information has come to light about the 59 untraced people who were discharged from Life Esidimeni‚ and are…

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SAPS not doing enough to protect women and children

Michele Clarke DA Gauteng Spokesperson on Community Safety

There is a serious deficiency in the South African Police Service’s (SAPS’s) approach to dealing with the protection of women and children against all forms of abuse. The most vulnerable members of society which includes, women, children, the elderly, people with disabilities and LGBT’s safety is under threat. I recently…

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