Former Deputy Chief Justice Dikgang Moseneke has grilled suspended Gauteng Mental Health Director Dr Makgabo Manamela on why she went ahead with the placement of mentally ill patients to ill-equiped NGOs.

Moseneke wanted to know why Manamela gave the go ahead for the patients to be moved the facilities.

It also emerged during the hearings that one NGO went for months without been paid while another was forced to beg for donations for food from the community.

Manamela insists she inspected the NGOs premises before the relocations commenced and found that all was in order.

She also insists she did all she could.