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Minister Motsoaledi appoints tribunal in #LifeEsidimeni disaster aftermath

PARLIAMENT, March 13 (ANA) – Health Minister Aaron Motsoaledi on Monday announced the appointment of an ad-hoc independent tribunal which will process all appeals of the Health Ombudsman’s damning report into the deaths of over 100 psychiatric patients in Gauteng. The tribunal will be headed by retired Judge President of the High Court in Pretoria, […]

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Cabinet says Makhura must discipline health officials

PARLIAMENT, February 2016 (ANA) – The Gauteng Premier must ensure disciplinary steps are taken against provincial health department officials implicated in the Health Ombudsman Malegapuru Makgoba’s report into the deaths of over 100 patients transferred from the Life Esidimeni to unlicenced NGOs, Cabinet said on Thursday. “The action being taken by the Premier of Gauteng […]

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Motsoaledi was ‘blindsided’ by Gauteng health department, says Ombud

PARLIAMENT, February 15 (ANA) – Health Minister Aaron Motsoaledi was blindsided by the Gauteng health department with officials deliberately keeping information about the chaotic transfer of psychiatric patients from Life Esidimeni, which resulted in over 100 deaths, from national health officials, MPs heard on Wednesday. Health Ombudsman Malegapuru Makgoba who along with Motsoaledi briefed Parliament’s […]

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DA calls for Madonsela to ‘ensure that there is a fair settlement’ for Esidimeni relatives

The Democratic Alliance (DA) has called for former Public Protector Adv Thuli Madonsela to be appointed to lead a process of redress over the 94 deaths of mental health patients in Gauteng. DA MP Jack Bloom released a statement on Monday morning stating that the DA supported the recommendations of Health Ombudsman Prof Malegapuru Makgoba, […]

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DA gets oversight committee to probe Makhura’s role in 94 mental patient deaths

JOHANNESBURG, February 5 (ANA) – A Democratic Alliance proposal has been accepted by the Gauteng legislature’s oversight committee on the premier’s office and legislature (Ocpol) to probe the role of premier David Makhura’s office in the deaths of 94 mental health patients after they were transferred to unlicensed NGOs, the party said on Sunday. “At […]