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MEDIA ALERT: Dr Makgabo Manamela, Dr Barney Selebano and former MEC Qedani Mahlangu finally give evidence about involvement in Life Esidimeni tragedy

5 September 2022, Johannesburg – Senior officials from the Gauteng Department of Health (GDOH) who were implicated in transferring mental healthcare patients out of Life Esidimeni into unprepared and unlicensed NGOs in 2016 are scheduled to testify at the Inquest from today, 5 September 2022. Dr Makgabo Manamela, who was the Continue Reading

Life Esidimeni Inquest resumes 17 Jan 2022

LIFE ESIDIMENI INQUEST TO RESUME TODAY   17 January 2022, Johannesburg – The Inquest into the Life Esidimeni tragedy will be resuming today, Monday 17 January 2022, in a virtual sitting of the High Court of South Africa (Gauteng Division) before Judge Mmonoa Teffo. SECTION27 continues to represent 44 of the bereaved families in this important process to determine criminal Continue Reading

Inquest welcome, but Life Esidimeni families call for accountability using criminal justice

  SECTION27 and the Life Esidimeni Family Committee welcome the announcement that the National Prosecuting Authority will institute a formal and joint inquest into the deaths of 144 mental health care users who were transferred from the Life Esidimeni facility to unlicensed Non-governmental organisations. Families represented by SECTION27 requested as Continue Reading