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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More arrogance from Esidimeni MEC

I am appalled at the arrogant and self-pitying statement by former Gauteng Health MEC, Qedani Mahlangu, that tries to justify delaying her appearance before the Esidimeni arbitration hearings to January next year. On Friday last week she attacked the media and claimed that “from the beginning, in line with my…

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Premier’s role in Esidimeni deaths must be probed

Gauteng Premier David Makhura’s role in the transfer of Esidimeni mental health patients that led to 141 deaths must be probed following new evidence that he did know about the moving of the patients to NGOs. Former mental health review board director Dumi Masondo said on Friday last week at…

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