National disgrace

2017-02-15 06:02

THE death of 94 mentally ill patients in Gauteng is a national disgrace. This is not just death, but murder. The authorities went to great lengths to lie and ignore reports alerting them to substandard care conditions that ultimately lead to the tragedy. Former MEC Qedani Mahlangu should be criminally charged with the murder of those patients. The Health ombudsman reported that 27 of the NGOs Mahlangu entrusted with the care of the patients were illegal. Mahlangu abdicated her duty to those patients for financial profit. What is worse is the ensuing cover-up and failure by her and her officials to take responsibility. This is symptomatic of a wider neglect in the health service. The impact of lost funds through corruption is exacting its full effect on society now. However, we cannot rely on the ruling party so we look to the courts to drive home this message.




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