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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Gauteng Health Department pays R103 million to law company

by Jack Bloom MPL – DA Gauteng Shadow Health MEC The cash-strapped Gauteng Health Department has paid R103 million to Ngcebetsha Madlanga Attorneys (NMA) for work that included an opinion on terminating the Life Esidimeni contract, and opposing the two court applications that tried to stop the transfer of mental…

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42 Esidimeni inquests finalized

by Jack Bloom MPL – DA Gauteng Shadow Health MEC The police have opened 46 inquest cases into the deaths of Life Esidimeni patients, 42 of which have been finalized. This is disclosed by Gauteng Community Safety MEC Sizakele Nkosi-Malobane in a written reply to my questions in the Gauteng…

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