ARTICLES RELATING TO LIFE ESIDIMENI

R300m set aside for Life Esidimeni claimants in Gauteng budget

2019-03-05 15:50

A massive R300m has been set aside for families affected by the Life Esidimeni tragedy who pass a verification process by the Master of the High Court.

Maimane to Life Esidimeni families: 'It was not our intention to hurt you'

2019-01-24 19:26

DA leader Mmusi Maimane says the political party will not rest until there is justice for the families of Life Esidimeni victims.

Disgruntled Life Esidimeni families protest over compensation

2019-01-18 18:32

Apparent delays in compensation payments have led family members of Life Esidimeni tragedy victims to stage a protest outside Gauteng Premier David Makhura's offices.

ANC, DA welcome expanded SIU probe into Life Esidimeni

2019-01-17 14:24

President Cyril Ramaphosa has signed an amended proclamation to broaden the terms of reference of the Special Investigating Unit's probe into the Life Esidimeni tragedy.

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.

 

365 Life Esidimeni claimants still not paid, verification process under way

2019-02-26 19:01

At least 365 victims of the Life Esidimeni tragedy have still not been compensated in line with Justice Dikgang Moseneke's arbitration ruling.

Bosasa, Esidimeni outrage exposes our disengagement

2019-01-22 08:16

There is no agenda against your favourite people. But there is a disengaged citizen who does not react when he or she is first told about a brewing injustice, writes Redi Tlhabi.

WATCH: Angry Life Esidimeni victims' relatives tear down DA billboard

2019-01-17 14:33

Video footage of two men cutting and tearing at the billboard has been circulated on WhatsApp.

Ramokgopa appeals for help to find 21 missing Life Esidimeni patients

2018-11-06 16:06

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.

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.

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