Probe Into South African Mental Health Patients' Deaths Welcomed

An inquest by the National Prosecting Authority into the deaths of the 144 mental healthcare users who were transferred from the Life Esidimeni facility to unlicensed non-governmental organisations in 2015 has been welcomed by SECTION27 and the Life Esidimeni Family Committee. Acting Director of Public Prosecutions, Advocate George Baloyi, said the decision was made after careful consideration of all the facts, reports and available information.

  • South Africa:  Life Esidimeni Case Goes Back to Court

    Daily Maverick, 19 September 2019

    SECTION27 and the Life Esidimeni Family Committee have welcomed the announcement that the National Prosecuting Authority (NPA) will institute a formal and joint inquest into the… Read more »

Top: North Gauteng High Court. Bottom-left: Hospital ward. Bottom-right: National Prosecuting Authority logo.


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