Write to us: No Messiah will save us

2017-02-19 06:10

34 people were massacred in Marikana by the police and we were not outraged. Now, more than 94 mentally ill patients have died from Life Esidimeni to unlicensed nongovernmental organisations. Still we are not outraged, writes Thabile Mange.

Qedani Mahlangu vs the Health Ombud

2017-02-07 22:33

News24 takes a look at what former Gauteng health MEC said last year, and what Health Ombudsman Malegapuru Makgoba found about the Life Esimideni deaths.

More trouble for Mahlangu

2017-02-05 06:05

Former Gauteng Health MEC Qedani Mahlangu is not off the hook yet and could still face the ANC’s integrity commission.

Qedani Mahlangu suspected Life Esidimeni of ‘sabotage’

2017-02-05 06:05

Qedani Mahlangu’s senior staff knew in 2016 that mentally ill patients were dying in their dozens at the care homes where they had dumped them.

Gauteng ANCYL withdraws Life Esidimeni charges

2017-02-04 10:17

The ANC Youth League in Gauteng is to withdraw charges of corruption and culpable homicide which it laid against former health MEC Qedani Mahlangu and calls for Premier David Makhura to resign.

Calls mount for Gauteng premier to resign over 94 deaths

2017-02-02 12:40

The DA, Cope and ANC Youth League have all separately called for Gauteng Premier David Makhura to step down after at least 94 mentally-ill patients died in the province during cost-cutting measures.

ANC, DA welcome resignation of Gauteng Health MEC

2017-02-01 15:03

The ANC and DA have welcomed Gauteng Health MEC Qedani Mahlangu’s resignation, following a report into the deaths of mentally ill patients.

Axe MEC if leaked report on psychiatric patients death is confirmed - DA

2017-01-31 17:04

The DA has urged Gauteng Premier David Makhura to axe Health MEC Qedani Mahlangu should leaked details of the Health Ombudsman’s findings into the deaths of dozens of psychiatric patients turn out to be true.

Gauteng welcomes 120 New Year’s babies

2017-01-01 19:12

A hundred-and-twenty bundles of joy were born in Gauteng on January 1, provincial health authorities confirmed on Sunday afternoon.

Woman on the run

2016-09-25 06:03

NGO manager disappears after care facility closes and moves patients during the night to undisclosed destination


Esidimeni families start their healing process

2017-02-18 20:23

Tears, songs and prayer marked the first day of healing for the families of the psychiatric patients who died after being transferred from Life Esidimeni to 27 unlicensed NGOs last year.

Former Gauteng health MEC to face ANC integrity commission

2017-02-06 18:08

Former Gauteng Health MEC Qedani Mahlangu will face the ANC’s integrity commission to account for her role in the deaths of 94 mentally-ill patients.

Precious angels’ hell on earth

2017-02-05 06:05

The presence of white patients at Precious Angels in Atteridgeville, Tshwane, has caused a concerned neighbour to dismiss thoughts of alerting health inspectors to the facility where 20 mentally ill patients died.

Newsmaker: From hero to zero

2017-02-05 00:00

When Qedani Mahlangu arrived in Gauteng from Parliament to assume the role of MEC for local government in 2004, excited politicians in the province alerted political reporters to the “young lion” who they said would inject life into the administration.

EFF lays 94 murder charges against Gauteng premier, former health MEC

2017-02-02 15:17

Members of the EFF's Gauteng Provincial Legislature have laid 94 charges of murder against Premier David Makhura and former health MEC Qedani Mahlangu.

How does she sleep at night? - sister of one of Life Esidimeni 94 on MEC

2017-02-01 21:03

Qedani Mahlangu's decision to resign as MEC 24 hours before the release of a report into the deaths of 94 mentally ill patients was cowardly, says the sister of one of the patients.

Report into death of mentally ill patients to be released

2017-02-01 05:43

A report into the deaths of 36 mentally ill patients in Gauteng is expected to be released by the Health Ombudsman.

Leaking Health Ombuds draft report was selfish, says family member

2017-01-22 17:35

A family member of one of the Life Esidimeni psychiatric patients who died last year has criticised the leaking of the health ombudsman’s draft report into the deaths of patients.

SA’s property sector ‘still too white’

2016-11-06 08:30

The local property sector remained dominated by white business and this needed to change, Qedani Mahlangu, Guateng MEC of health, said this week.

'Don't be alarmed', MEC tells Cuban doctors

2016-06-24 23:19

Gauteng Health MEC Qedani Mahlangu has told a group of visiting Cuban doctors not be alarmed by the current spate of protests.

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