Tower Psychiatric Hospital is no Life Esidimeni - health ombudsman

2018-08-23 15:54

Health Ombudsman Malegapuru Makgoba has recommended that psychiatrist Dr Kiran Sukeri be suspended, finding that claims he had made about Tower Psychiatric Hospital were 'unreliable'.

Moseneke donates his Life Esidimeni arbitrators fees to UWC's law faculty

2018-04-30 21:50

Former deputy chief justice Dikgang Moseneke has donated the fees he received for chairing the Life Esidimeni arbitration hearings to well performing law students at the University of the Western Cape.

Listeriosis outbreak 'like Life Esidimeni'

2018-03-28 21:55

An MP has likened the listeriosis outbreak to the Life Esidimeni tragedy, in which 144 pateints lost their lives.

After Esidimeni, some mental health rules

2018-03-25 06:00

On the eve of the landmark Life Esidimeni arbitration award this week, Health Minister Aaron Motsoaledi finally gazetted new regulations to keep nongovernmental organisations (NGOs) that look after mental health patients in check.

'They should be in prison' - No closure in Life Esidimeni tragedy until those responsible appear in court, says Maimane

2018-03-21 14:03

DA leader Mmusi Maimane has said the families of the 144 people who lost their lives in the Life Esidimeni tragedy will not get full closure until those responsible are hauled before a judge.

AS IT HAPPENED: Moseneke orders government to pay #LifeEsidimeni claimants in excess of R1m each

2018-03-19 13:00

Retired deputy chief justice Dikgang Moseneke has ordered that government pay all Life Esidimeni claimants the agreed amounts, with some families awarded over R1m in compensation.

Missing whistleblower's family pleads for her safe return

2018-03-08 17:37

The family of missing whistleblower Nomawethu Kunene has pleaded for her safe return.

8 more missing Life Esidimeni patients found

2018-02-20 17:23

Police have found eight more former patients from Life Esidimeni who were listed as missing by the Gauteng health department, DA MPL Jack Bloom says.

Sizwe liked dancing, Jeremiah enjoyed birthdays – advocate gives human face to forgotten Life Esidimeni victims

2018-02-09 18:52

Parents, siblings and children of the victims wept as Advocate Adila Hassim read out the names of 63 people who died in the Life Esidimeni tragedy.

Gauteng health department ignored Life Esidimeni warning signs, says lawyer

2018-02-08 20:51

The conduct and testimony of senior Gauteng health department officials during the Life Esidimeni arbitration hearings have been criticised during closing arguments.

 

DA playing political football with Life Esidimeni tragedy – Hope Papo

2018-05-14 17:12

ANC Gauteng secretary Hope Papo said says that the DA is trying to use the Life Esidimeni tragedy as a political football, adding that it is frivolous and bad politics to do so.

Life Esidimeni post-mortem reports still outstanding

2018-04-09 13:11

The DA says it is disappointing that some post-mortem reports in the Life Esidimeni tragedy have still not been completed and that missing hospital records are delaying the police investigation.

Esidimeni tragedy was a failure of the duty of care

2018-03-25 06:22

After the release of the arbitration report into the death of 144 mental health patients, Tebogo Khaas asks about the culpability of Life Esidimeni in the whole saga, writes Tebogo Khaas.

'Some of us have decided to leave her be' – DA members on 'powerful' Zille

2018-03-22 17:23

Party insiders and analysts say the controversial behavior of Western Cape Premier and former DA leader Helen Zille places doubt on the effectiveness of the leadership of her successor, Mmusi Maimane.

Zille puts foot deeper in mouth with Life Esidimeni tweet

2018-03-20 19:00

The DA has called Western Cape Premier Helen Zille's comments unfortunate after she tweeted that she was wondering what the families of the Life Esidimeni victims had done to help their loved ones.

R47m cost of Esidimeni hearings justified, says Gauteng government

2018-03-18 17:14

The R47m cost for the Esidimeni arbitration hearings is justified as part of a process of closure for affected families, the Gauteng government says.

I dip my head in shame – Makhura on Life Esidimeni tragedy

2018-02-26 12:19

Gauteng Premier David Makhura says the Life Esidimeni tragedy has exposed deep institutional problems within the country's public health system and public service in general.

5 missing Life Esidimeni patients found

2018-02-13 12:02

Five of the more than 60 former Life Esidimeni patients who were classified as missing during the arbitration hearings have been found.

Life Esidimeni victims must not qualify for Constitutional damages - State

2018-02-09 16:47

The State's argument that relatives of deceased Life Esidimeni patients should not be allowed to qualify for Constitutional damages is "incredible", says former deputy chief justice Dikgang Moseneke.

Violation of dignity at centre of Life Esidimeni trauma – lawyer

2018-02-08 15:58

The violation of the dignity of the Life Esidimeni patients and their families lies at the heart of the legal argument made by Section 27.

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