Officials in hot water over Esidimeni tragedy

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Gauteng Premier David Makhura says government will institute disciplinary proceedings against all officials implicated in the Life Esidimeni tragedy, including those who have resigned.

Makhura says they will honour Retired Deputy Chief Justice Dikgang Moseneke‘s order to compensate the families of the victims.

Moseneke has ordered government to pay each family R1.2 million for a number of violations.

Moseneke made the order in Parktown, Johannesburg on Monday. Makhura says no one will be spared.

“We will have to honour this, there is no question about it. We not going to leave any matter unattended to. All these issues, especially where there is criminal liability we are going to follow up on this. You can’t discipline a government official who has resigned but you can take steps including making sure that they are criminally held liable for this. The MEC for health who is the relevant authority to institute disciplinary process has re-ordered a new disciplinary inquiry.”

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