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Embattled Hlongwa, Mahlangu re-elected to Gauteng ANC executive committee

JOHANNESBURG, July 23 – Embattled Brian Hlongwa and Qedani Mahlangu have been elected again as members of the African National Congress (ANC) provincial executive committee, despite dark clouds hanging over their heads over alleged corruption and mismanagement in the provincial government. Newly appointed ANC Gauteng deputy chairman, Panyaza Lesufi, on Monday said the conference, held […]

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Moseneke orders government to pay Life Esidemeni families R1.2 million each

JOHANNESBURG, March 19 – Retired deputy chief justice Dikgang Moseneke has ordered the Gauteng department of health to pay R1.2 million in damages to each of the families who lost loved ones during the botched transfer of patients from Life Esidemeni to unregistered non-governmental organisations in Gauteng. Moseneke, who chaired arbitration hearings into the tragedy, […]

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Families of Esidimeni dead patients are not entitled to constitutional damages – State

JOHANNESBURG, February 9  – State advocate Tebogo Hutamo on Friday stunned the audience at the Life Esidimeni arbitration hearing when he said compensation should be awarded in relation to “what the families went through and not what the patients went through”. In his closing arguments, Hutamo said families of the 144 patients, who died during the botched […]