R207 million Esidimeni payout with more to follow

by Jack Bloom MPL – DA Gauteng Shadow Health MEC Relatives of former Life Esidimeni patients have made 175 applications for monetary compensation following Justice Dikgang Moseneke’s arbitration ruling. According to Premier David Makhura, by end-April this year 51 relatives of patients who died had applied, and also 124 relatives…

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Gauteng Premier not off the hook on Edsidimeni deaths

by Jack Bloom MPL – DA Gauteng Shadow Health MEC The ANC in Gauteng has rallied around Premier David Makhura and pushed a party-line vote devoid of conscience to defeat the DA’s motion of no-confidence that would have seen real accountability for the 144 deaths of Life Esidimeni mental health…

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Premier Makhura, your time is up

by Jack Bloom MPL, DA Gauteng Shadow MEC for Health Madam Speaker, in his report on the Life Esidimeni arbitration process Justice Dikgang Moseneke said as follows: “This is a harrowing account of the death, torture and disappearance of utterly vulnerable mental health care users in the care of an admittedly…

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