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WATCH LIVE: Life Esidimeni arbitration hearings continue

Suspended head of Gauteng health Barney Selebano endured a third day of grilling at the Life Esidimeni arbitration hearing. Watch as the hearing continues on Friday.

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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.

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WATCH: Life Esidimeni arbitration hearing, 23 October

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 last week. Watch as the hearing continues on Monday.

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WATCH: Life Esidimeni arbitration hearings, 20 October

The CEO of one of the NGOs where 11 mental health patients died has insisted her institution took care of them, despite a damning report by the health ombudsman saying otherwise. The Life Esidimeni arbitration continues on Friday. Watch.

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Life Esidimeni: Social worker insists patients were looked after

2017-10-16 22:05

A social worker at the Cullinan Care and Rehabilitation Centre has insisted patients were well looked after.

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WATCH: Life Esidimeni arbitration hearing, day 5

The director-general in the Gauteng premier's office said she did not know what officials wanted to achieve by pushing through the "inhumane" decision to move mentally ill patients from Life Esidimeni to unlicensed NGOs. Watch as the hearing continues.

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Stories of starvation, ill treatment as Life Esidimeni hearing gets underway

2017-10-09 19:16

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.

Motion of no confidence in Makhura defeated

2017-02-28 14:50

The motion of no confidence in Gauteng Premier David Makhura has been defeated in the provincial legislature.

EFF disrupts SOPA, Makhura warns of using Esidimeni tragedy as 'political football'

2017-02-20 12:33

Gauteng Premier David Makhura has warned opposition parties of using the deaths of Life Esidimeni psychiatric patients as 'political football' following an attempted disruption by the EFF during his State of the Province Address (SOPA).

19 Esidimeni victims still unclaimed

2017-02-14 21:13

Nineteen victims of the Life Esidimeni disaster have still not been claimed by their relatives, Health Minister Aaron Motsoaledi says.

 
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WATCH: Life Esidimeni arbitration hearing continues

A witness has told the Life Esidimeni arbitration panel that her sister was raped at non-governmental organisation Takalani - the same facility that mentally ill patients were controversially transferred to. Watch as the hearing continues on Thursday.

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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.

Life Esidimeni patients weren't just numbers - family member

2017-10-20 19:42

A woman whose husband died after he was transferred from Life Esidimeni to one of the unlicensed NGOs says his death had robbed her of a chance to grow old with him.

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WATCH: Life Esidimeni arbitration hearing, October 19

Relatives of Life Esidimeni patients broke down and sobbed on Wednesday as they heard how the former managing director (MD) of the facility begged the Gauteng department of health for information about where patients were being moved to.

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Shocking increase in Life Esidimeni patient deaths could still escalate

2017-10-15 06:00

'Oh my goodness!' This was how former deputy chief justice Dikgang Moseneke reacted to news that the number of former Life Esidimeni patients who had died by the end of last month had increased from 118 to 141.

Emotional day for the families of the victims of Life Esidimeni

2017-10-11 21:59

Families of the patients who died after they were moved from Life Esidimeni to a number of unlicensed NGOs have had to sit through an emotional day as the head of the project continued his testimony and failed to answer why they were moved.

Life Esidimeni deaths: 'Disabled people are not animals'

2017-09-12 17:23

Fighting to hold back her tears, the sister of one of the mentally ill patients who died in the Life Esidimeni tragedy, says her brother loved teddy bears and Jesus.

Makhura must resign, or the masses will rise up - DA

2017-02-28 12:11

DA leader Mmusi Maimane has reiterated his call on the ANC to fire Gauteng Premier David Makhura or claim responsibility over the deaths of over 100 mentally ill patients from Life Esidimeni.

Life Esidimeni: Gauteng health dept confirms another death

2017-02-15 15:12

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.

Government 'deeply distressed' by Life Esidimeni deaths - Zuma

2017-02-10 08:05

President Jacob Zuma says the government is 'deeply distressed' by the death of 94 psychiatric patients who were transferred from Life Esidimeni to various NGOs last year.

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