The credibility and reputation of Public Protector Busisiwe Mkhwebane was dealt another blow when the Gauteng High Court made a personal costs order against her – the second in as many weeks.
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The emphasis placed on "the allegedly unethical conduct" of whistleblower Dr Kiran Sukeri in the ombudsman's report will discourage other health practitioners from coming forward, says the South African Medical Association.
Public Enterprises Minister Lynne Brown has retained the current Eskom board, keeping under-fire interim chair Zethembe Khoza until the first board meeting next year.
The health ombudsman has dismissed the appeal of one of the Gauteng health officials implicated in the deaths of at least 141 Life Esidimeni patients.
Health ombudsman Professor Malegapuru Makgoba says it was "very traumatic" for families of the Life Esidimeni victims who had to go search for them after they were transferred to various NGOs.
Moments after the Health Ombudsman announced that the death toll in the Life Esidimeni tragedy had risen above 100, the Gauteng health department has confirmed that another patient has died this week.
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.
Health Ombudsman, Malegapuru Makgoba, is set to release a report into the death of mentally ill patients, he has said.
A report into the deaths of 36 mentally ill patients in Gauteng will be delayed, the Health Ombud has said.
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'.
A clinical psychologist has testified about the severe social stresses and trauma the Life Esidimeni patients would’ve faced.
The head of the project which saw 118 Life Esidimeni patients die after they were moved to unlicensed NGOs has admitted he was kept in the dark about the move despite his misgivings.
Health Minister Aaron Motsoaledi is expected to brief Parliament on the deaths of psychiatric patients transferred from Life Esidimeni clinics to NGOs in Gauteng.
Health ombudsman Professor Malegapuru Makgoba says the death toll of mentally ill patients who were transferred from Life Esidimeni to 27 NGOs will continue to rise, and is now above 100.
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.
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.
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