'We didn't plan for anyone to lose their lives', says Manamela

2017-11-20 20:17

Former health MEC Qedani Mahlangu was informed her department wasn't ready to transfer Life Esidimeni, testified suspended Gauteng Director of Mental Health Makgabo Manamela.

Undesirable, dehumanised and tortured - expert speaks of Life Esidimeni trauma

2017-11-10 19:07

A clinical psychologist has testified about the severe social stresses and trauma the Life Esidimeni patients would’ve faced.

Life Esidimeni: Qedani Mahlangu to testify in January

2017-11-10 11:22

Former Gauteng MEC for health Qedani Mahlangu's legal representatives have told the Life Esidimeni hearings that she would be willing to come testify in January 2018.

Life Esidimeni: Starving woman ate plastic and paper bags

2017-11-08 17:28

A post-mortem report revealed that one of the patients who died after being moved from Life Esidemeni had plastic and brown paper in her stomach, says the mother of the woman.

Mahlangu suspended from UK banking school over Life Esidimeni allegations

2017-11-07 17:44

The Global Banking School in Bedfordshire in the UK has suspended Gauteng’s former health MEC Qedani Mahlangu as a result of the severity of the Life Esidimeni allegations.

Gauteng ANC clarifies Qedani Mahlangu's leave of absence

2017-10-29 18:46

The ANC in Gauteng says former Gauteng health MEC Qedani Mahlangu asked for a leave of absence at the end of August to pursue her postgraduate degree overseas, and this was granted.

Life Esidimeni: 'Police struggled to get information from health depts'

2017-10-26 17:37

The head of detective services in the South African Police Service has told the Life Esidimeni hearings that a team of investigators he appointed struggled to obtain information from the national and provincial health departments.

Mahlangu must face Life Esidimeni hearings, say protesters at London School of Economics

2017-10-24 16:25

As pressure mounts for Qedani Mahlangu to appear at the Life Esidimeni hearings, a group of activists have demonstrated outside the London School of Economics where the former Gauteng MEC of health is believed to be studying.

Gruesome images ‘unparalleled’

2017-10-22 06:00

Phumzile Motshegwa found her brother’s body in a pile of corpses in an eerie mortuary after hunting for days for his whereabouts, the Life Esidimeni arbitration hearing heard this week.

Former Health MEC must account for role in Life Esidimeni deaths, DG says

2017-10-12 20:09

The National Health department's director general Malebona Precious Matsoso has insisted that former Gauteng Health MEC Qedani Mahlangu account for her role in the deaths of at least 118 Life Esidemeni patients.


Patients given same treatment, despite different mental conditions

2017-11-16 21:11

Despite having different diagnoses, former Life Esidimeni patients were all given the same medical treatment and minimal food at one facility, the arbitration hearing has heard.

'I need no subpoena', says Qedani Mahlangu on Life Esidimeni hearing

2017-11-10 15:34

Former MEC for health Qedani Mahlangu has dismissed reports suggesting that she refused to appear before the Life Esidimeni arbitration hearing.

Suspended health head fears incriminating himself at Life Esidimeni hearings

2017-11-09 20:01

Suspended Head of Gauteng Health Department, Tiego Ephraim Selebano, has gone to court to challenge a subpoena requesting him to testify at Life Esidimeni arbitration hearings.

#News24 ICYMI: Qedani Mahlangu suspended from UK banking school; Zuma’s parties sponsored by 'corrupt' company and Cape fire disrupts power supply

2017-11-07 18:55

Ex-acting police commissioner Khomotso Phahlane in another corruption scandal and Qedani Mahlangu has been suspended by a banking school for the seriousness of allegations about the Life Esidimeni tragedy against her’.

'Makhura was not aware of Life Esidimeni patient transfer' - Gauteng govt

2017-10-30 15:02

The Gauteng provincial government has expressed "concern" over media reports that Premier David Makhura was aware of the transfer of Life Esidimeni patients to a number of unlicensed NGOs.

I violated my duties 'by ignorance' - suspended official at Life Esidimeni hearing

2017-10-27 18:24

The suspended chairperson of the Gauteng Mental Health Review Board has admitted during her testimony at the Life Esidimeni hearings that she failed to fulfil her fiduciary duty.

Govt’s apologies 'too little, too late' – brother of dead Life Esidemeni patient

2017-10-24 20:34

It was another emotional day for the families of Life Esidimeni patients as they testified about their anger following the deaths of their relatives, and the lack of accountability from those to blame.

Life Esidimeni: Former Health MEC Qedani Mahlangu expected to be subpoenaed

2017-10-23 18:00

Former Gauteng Health MEC Qedani Mahlangu is expected to be subpoenaed to testify at an arbitration hearing following the deaths of at least 141 former Life Esidimeni patients.

Former MEC for health 'should be called to testify about Life Esidimeni', DG says

2017-10-12 22:33

The director-general in the Gauteng premier's office says she did not know what officials wanted to achieve by pushing through the decision to move mentally ill patients from Life Esidimeni to unlicenced NGOs.

Life Esidimeni project head apologises to families

2017-10-11 16:05

Levy Mosenogi, the head of the project which saw 118 Life Esidimeni patients die, has apologised to the families after his testimony before the arbitration hearing.

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