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‘Not even an animal can be treated like this’ – Esidimeni victim’s sister

JOHANNESBURG, October 18 – Sandra de Villiers, whose mentally ill brother died, on Wednesday gave testimony of harrowing conditions her brother and other patients lived under at Cullinan Care Rehabilitation Centre (CRC). De Villers who blamed the Department of Health’s top officials for the tragedy said her brother, Jaco Stols, died in October 2016 at […]

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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 […]