It was yet another emotional day at the Life Esidimeni hearings on Thursday as some family members of the victims were reminded of the state in which they found their loved ones’ bodies following the fatal relocations.

An admin officer responsible for Mortuary Services at the Malelodi Hospital told the hearings in Parktown, Johannesburg that they were asked to keep a body which had already decompsed for over half a year, and also received another unidentified corpse, which was also there for months.