Life Esidimeni: Officials accused of intimidating those who spoke out over patients transfer

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Dr. Makgabo Manamela. Foto: Collen Mashaba
Dr. Makgabo Manamela. Foto: Collen Mashaba

Former Gauteng health departments officials have been accused of intimidating clinicians who spoke out about moving patients from Life Esidimeni.

During cross-examination on Wednesday, Cassey Chambers from the South African Depression and Anxiety Group (SADAG) told the Life Esidimeni inquest that Dr Makgabo Manamela and Dr Barney Selebano intimidated clinicians. 

When patients were moved from Life Esidimeni to NGOs, Manamela was the head of mental health, and Selebano was the head of the department at the Gauteng health department. 

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