Suspended South African Health Head to Contest Esidimeni Subpoena

Suspended Gauteng Department of Health head Tiego Ephraim wants the South Gauteng High Court in Johannesburg to set aside the subpoena requesting his appearance at the Life Esidimeni arbitration over fears he might incriminate himself. More than 140 mentally ill patients died after their transfer from Life Esidimeni to 27 unlicensed NGOs.

Former Deputy Chief Justice Dikgang Moseneke will lead the Alternative Dispute Resolution Process for Life Esidimeni.