The families of the victims of the Life Esidimeni tragedy will have to wait at least 30 days before finding out how much they will be receiving in financial compensation.
The prolonged arbitration hearings concluded Friday afternoon in Parktown, Johannesburg.
Section 27 and Solidarity have both submitted claims of R1.5-million in constitutional damages on behalf of the families of the deceased.
The families will also get R200 000 for funeral expenses and emotional shock.
Legal Aid South Africa, which represents families of the survivors, wants each family to be paid just over R2 million.
Arbitrator Justice Dikgang Moseneke will now have to consider all the evidence before revealing his findings.
“We have come to the end, believe it or not. We have come to the end of quite a trying task. So we’ve come to the point where I have to go back and weigh all of those submissions and the evidence and write out, first the decision in its full and flurry detail and what are the grounds for reaching those findings. So we have to go back and work very hard to try and keep that timeline of an order and award in 30 days from today.”
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