Missing #LifeEsidimeni Patients 'Should Be Declared Dead'
The Gauteng health department still cannot locate 20 state mental health patients it removed from Life Esidimeni facilities almost three years ago, Democratic Alliance Gauteng MPL Jack Bloom has warned. This marks the latest point in the Life Esidimeni saga that saw 143 mental health patients die after they were transferred to 27 unlicensed NGOs.
Bhekisisa, 12 July 2018
In an about-face, the Gauteng government now admits it still can't trace almost two dozen mental health patients. Read more »
News24Wire, 17 June 2018
Gauteng premier and acting ANC provincial chairperson David Makhura has admitted that had his government listened to civic organisations, the Life Esidimeni tragedy would not have… Read more »
Former Deputy Chief Justice Dikgang Moseneke has given the government three months to compensate the families of those who died in the Life Esidimeni tragedy. Moseneke delivered ... Read more »
The shocking conditions in which over 100 mentally and physically challenged patients lived at unlicensed non-governmental organisations, having being moved from the Life Esidimeni ... Read more »
"A reported 62 patients are unaccounted for after being moved from Life Esidimeni. The Gauteng health department lists them as numbers on a page," writes Greg Nicholson for the ... Read more »