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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Life Esidimeni patients still at unlicensed NGO’s

  Fifty-nine days have passed since the Health Ombudsman released his report on the deaths of mental health patients who were transferred from Life Esidimeni.   In his report, Professor Malegapuru Makgoba recommended as follows: “All patients from Life Esidimeni currently placed in unlawful NGOs must be urgently removed and…

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