8 Life Esidimeni patients still missing after 4 years, Gauteng legislature hears

2020-03-11 22:49

This despite efforts by the Gauteng Health Department to locate them, DA health spokesperson Jack Bloom has revealed in a statement.

Msimanga calls for financial accountability from 'the ANC's bloody three'

2019-04-15 15:37

The DA in Gauteng says disgraced former Gauteng health MEC Qedani Mahlangu and Gauteng Premier David Makhura must be held financially accountable for the Life Esidimeni tragedy.

DA billboard 'highly opportunistic and totally out of order' – AMCU

2019-01-18 21:47

The Association of Mineworkers and Construction Union has joined a chorus of voices criticising the DA and its leader, Mmusi Maimane, for a billboard that lists victims of several tragedies in South Africa under the slogan: "The ANC is killing us."

'A name means so much' – sister of Life Esidimeni victim slams DA billboard

2019-01-17 15:22

A relative of a Life Esidimeni victim has lambasted the DA for disrespecting the deceased by using their names on a billboard.

EFF demands 'update' on Life Esidimeni claims, but dept says they've been paid out

2018-12-12 13:25

The EFF is demanding an 'update' on the implementation of Life Esidimeni arbitration awards. But, according to a department official, it's been done.

Qedani Mahlangu, Brian Hlongwa told to step down from ANC Gauteng PEC

2018-12-11 10:27

The ANC's national working committee has endorsed a recommendation that Qedani Mahlangu and Brian Hlongwa step down from the Gauteng ANC's executive committee.

Life Esidimeni: Gauteng premier's office says new claimants still being vetted

2018-11-20 05:29

The Gauteng premier's office has disputed a claim that the finance department has not budgeted for payments for 200 new Life Esidimeni claimants.

Global mental health report blasts South Africa for Esidimeni

2018-10-10 19:45

Exactly a year after the start of the arbitration hearings that sought justice for the families of the dead Life Esidimeni patients, the esteemed The Lancet medical journal has released a global mental health report condemning the local disaster as “tragic”.

Gauteng premier must instruct Qedani Mahlangu to pay Life Esidimeni families from her own pocket - DA

2018-07-17 17:12

The DA has sent letters to Gauteng Premier David Makhura and Health MEC Gwen Ramokgopa, demanding that those implicated in the Life Esidimeni tragedy, including former MEC Qedani Mahlangu, pay a share of the arbitration awarded to the relatives of the deceased.

ANC: Still no consequences for Qedani Mahlangu over Life Esidimeni

2018-06-16 12:26

Acting ANC chairperson Premier David Makhura has defended the 14-month long wait for the party's integrity commission to act against former health MEC Qedani Mahlangu.


Msimanga challenges Makhura to a public debate

2019-04-30 17:25

DA Gauteng premier candidate Solly Msimanga has again called for a public debate between him and Premier David Makhura on issues like Life Esidimeni and corruption in the province.

IEC 'not competent' to deal with ANC's Life Esidimeni billboard complaint

2019-03-20 19:54

The Electoral Commission of SA's chief electoral officer, Sy Mamabolo, says it has no competence to deal with the ANC’s complaint against the DA’s Life Esidimeni election campaign billboard.

Controversial DA billboard to stay put as Msimanga steps down to focus on campaign

2019-01-18 16:49

City of Tshwane Mayor Solly Msimanga is to officially vacate his office next month and focus on winning the hearts of Gauteng residents ahead of the national elections instead.

Life Esidimeni: Gauteng govt, eligible families reach payment agreement

2018-12-21 19:34

More than 300 family members affected by the Life Esidimeni tragedy will finally receive payment from the Gauteng provincial government after reaching an agreement.

'I will only be happy when Qedani Mahlangu is in jail' – Life Esidimeni family member

2018-12-12 05:31

A family member of a deceased Life Esidimeni patient says she will only be happy once former Gauteng health MEC Qedani Mahlangu is thrown in jail for her role in the tragedy.

Life Esidimeni relatives march to Makhura and Luthuli House to demand payments

2018-12-10 19:28

Families of victims of the Life Esidimeni tragedy are demanding that the government settle outstanding payments of compensation.

Gauteng ANC expresses concern over 21 missing Life Esidimeni patients

2018-11-07 14:05

The ANC in Gauteng has expressed concern over the remaining 21 Life Esidimeni patients who are yet to be located.

200 new Esidimeni compensation claims lodged worth R236m, says DA

2018-09-02 15:31

A total of 200 new Esidimeni compensation claims have been lodged by families of affected patients, the DA says.


2018-06-19 14:00

ACCORDING to the Gauteng government, new Life Esidimeni claimants have come forward.

We have no reason to doubt Gauteng government - Section 27 on Life Esidimeni payments

2018-06-13 20:05

Section 27 says not every claimant of the Life Esidimeni arbitration has received their money, but it has no reason to doubt that the Gauteng department has made payments.

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