Esidimeni Tragedy to Haunt ANC at South African Polls?
Elections are coming and the African National Congress (ANC) in Gauteng needs to promote its successes, but it can't escape the Life Esidimeni debacle, writes Greg Nicolson for The Daily Maverick. Protesters who marched to Premier David Makhura's office and the ANC's Luthuli House demanded relatives be paid compensation after the provincial government decided to move over 1,000 chronic psychiatric patients from Life Esidimeni facilities to ill-equipped NGOs, which led to the deaths of at least 144 patients.
Daily Maverick, 10 December 2018
Relatives of Life Esidimeni patients who were moved in 2016 marched on the Gauteng premier's office and Luthuli House on Monday. As much as the ANC government wants to move on, its… Read more »
News24Wire, 12 December 2018
A family member of deceased Life Esidimeni patient Joseph Gumede, 60, says she will only be happy once former Gauteng health MEC Qedani Mahlangu is thrown in jail for her role in… Read more »
Angry families protest over Life Esidimeni deaths scandal outside the Gauteng health department offices in Johannesburg (file photo).
News24Wire, 20 November 2018
The Gauteng premier's office has disputed a claim that the finance department has not budgeted for payments for 200 new Life Esidimeni claimants. Read more »
News24Wire, 7 November 2018
The ANC in Gauteng has expressed concern over the remaining 21 Life Esidimeni patients who are yet to be located. Read more »
South Africa: 21 Life Esidimeni Patients Still Missing
News24Wire, 6 November 2018
Gauteng Health MEC Gwen Ramokgopa has asked the public for help in assisting a team from the police and her department to find 21 missing Life Esidimeni patients. Read more »
Qedani Mahlangu, the former health MEC responsible for South Africa's Life Esidimeni tragedy in which over 140 mental health patients died after being transferred to unlicensed ... Read more »
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 ... 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 »