Ramokgopa reviewing sanctions against officials in Life Esidimeni saga

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Gauteng Health MEC Gwen Ramokgopa says she is reviewing the sanctions against six departmental directors who were involved in the implementation of the fatal relocation of patients to Non-Governmental Organisations.

The six escaped with a final written warning for their role in the Gauteng health marathon project following disciplinary hearings against them.

One of the directors appeared at the Life Esidimeni arbitration hearings in Parktown, Johannesburg two weeks ago.

Ramokgopa has been testifying at the hearings after Premier David Makhura completed his testimony at noon.

Deputy Director for Mental Health, Hannah Jacobus, confirmed during her testimony two weeks ago that she was slapped with a final written warning.

Ramokgopa believes the sanction against Jacobus and five others is too lenient and she will be reviewing it along with five other such actions.

Justice Dikgang Moseneke also expressed the same sentiment when Jacobus reported on the outcome of her disciplinary hearing. Meanwhile, Ramokgopa says the department is working on tracking down 48 patients that remain unaccounted for, following the transfers from Life Esidimeni. Click below for more on the story: