I warned that the EFF's total disregard for the rules would cause serious problems in years to come, writes Melanie Verwoerd.
Three years after the Life Esidimeni tragedy, the families of the victims will now have to wait even longer for any closure, following the NPA's decision to refer the docket for a formal inquest.
The DA has filed a notice of intent to bring a motion of no confidence against Gauteng Premier David Makhura and his entire cabinet over the Life Esidimeni tragedy.
The Democratic Alliance (DA) on Sunday urged former Gauteng Health MEC Qedani Mahlangu to be contrite, truthful and take responsibility when she testifies at the Life Esidimeni arbitration hearings this week.
Levy Mosenogi, the head of the project which saw 118 Life Esidimeni patients die apologised to the families after his testimony before the arbitration hearing on Wednesday.
Watch as the proceedings continue on Thursday.
The death of at least 118 psychiatric patients who died after being transferred from Life Esidimeni to 27 other NGOs has been described as one of "the greatest cause of human rights violation since the dawn of our democracy".
The ANC caucus in Tshwane says claims that one of its councillors has been implicated in the Life Esidimeni tragedy are an attempt by the DA's Jack Bloom to gain political points.
At least five Life Esidimeni patients have been located, while 16 others are still unaccounted for, Gauteng Health MEC Dr Gwen Ramokgopa has announced.
EFF leader Julius Malema said former Gauteng Health MEC Qedani Mahlangu shouldn't be the only person to get the lion's share of the blame for the Life Esidimeni tragedy.
The number of patients who have died following the Gauteng health department’s decision to move mentally ill Life Esidimeni patients to a number of unlicensed NGOs, has risen to 141. Watch as day six of the hearing gets under way on Monday.
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.
President Jacob Zuma has signed a proclamation allowing the SIU to investigate allegations against Gauteng’s provincial department of health.
The decision by the Gauteng Health Department to cut ties with Life Esidimeni came from an unfounded suspicion that the latter was making money from the public coffers, but not paying any kickbacks, writes Ralph Mathekga.
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