Life Esidemeni

Life Esidimeni inquest resumes on Tuesday

LOCAL The Life Esidimeni inquest will resume in the High Court in Pretoria on Tuesday morning. A former nurse, Zanele Buthelezi, is expected to conclude her testimony. The Gauteng Health Department’s former HOD Dr Mmakgabo Manamela was a regular visitor at Life Esidimeni during the transfer period of mentally challenged patients[…]

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DA billboard continues to draw criticism

The DA’s election billboard carrying the names of people who died during the Marikana and Life Esidimeni tragedies continues to draw criticism. DA leader Mmusi Maimane unveiled the billboard titled “the ANC is killing us”, in Johannesburg, on Wednesday. The DA says the billboard is about justice and it commemorates the many[…]

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Poor record keeping blamed for missing mental health patients

Twenty-one mental health patients, who were discharged after the Gauteng Health Department cancelled its contract with Life Esidimeni, have not been accounted for. The Gauteng Health Department has blamed poor record keeping for the difficulties in locating  missing mental health patients. Twenty-one mental health patients, who were discharged after the Gauteng[…]

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Zille slammed for tweet over Life Esidimeni tragedy

Western Cape Premier Helen Zille has been slammed on Twitter for being “insensitive” and “cruel” to the suffering of families affected by the Life Esidimeni tragedy in Gauteng. This after former deputy chief justice Dikgang Moseneke on Monday awarded R1.2 million to each of the families of the deceased and[…]

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