Psychiatric expert, Professor Chris Grobler says the 1 700 mentally-ill patients should not have been unilaterally moved from Life Esidimeni facilities
Family members of the victims of the Life Esidimeni stragedy have rejected former Gauteng Health MEC Qedani Mahlangu’s apology.
Family members of the victims of the Life Esidimeni tragedy staged a walk out when former Gauteng Health MEC started to apologise during her closing remarks at the arbitration hearings in Johannesburg.
Life Esidimeni hearings arbitrator Justice Dikgang Moseneke says former Gauteng Health MEC Qedani Mahlangu should have at least listened to family members of the victims of the Esidimeni tragedy when they protested against the transfer of their relatives to NGOs.
Former Gauteng Health MEC Qedani Mahlangu has denied that it was national Health Minister Dr Aaron Motsoaledi’s decision to shut down NGOs in the province as details of dying mentally ill patients emerged.