[Cartoon] A grave situation

The death toll in the Esidimeni tragedy has risen to more than 100.

Earlier this month, the death toll stood at 94, however, more families are stepping forward with information about relatives who died.

Health Ombudsman Malegapuru Makgoba says that, from the outset of his investigation, he realised that 94 would not be the final death count.

Earlier this month Gauteng Health MEC Qedani Mahlangu resigned just before the report was released.


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Life Esidimeni death toll rises from 94 to more than 100 (and counting)

Life Esidimeni death toll rises from 94 to more than 100 (and counting)

Health Ombudsman Malegapuru Makgoba says the shambolic state of data from the Gauteng Health Dept continues to reveal more deaths.

MPs call for criminal charges against Qedani Mahlangu over 100 Esidimeni deaths

MPs call for criminal charges against Qedani Mahlangu over 100 Esidimeni deaths

The death toll for mentally ill patients transferred to 27 NGO's has now risen to above 100, reports Health Ombudsman.

Motsoaledi takes action against senior officials involved in Esidimeni tragedy

Motsoaledi takes action against senior officials involved in Esidimeni tragedy

The disciplinary processes were part of the recommendations made by the Health Ombudsman after investigations were conducted.

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Health Minister Dr Aaron Motsoaledi says 19 bodies of Life Esidimeni patients have still not been claimed by relatives.

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Department implements Health Ombudsman report, but careful of labour relations

Health Minister says he has started implementing Health Ombudsman recommendations on 94 Life Esidimeni patients who died.

ANCYL denies ANC jab that youth league grandstanding over Esidimeni tragedy

ANCYL denies ANC jab that youth league grandstanding over Esidimeni tragedy

Vuyo Mhaga, ANCYL Gauteng Deputy Chair denies their response to Esidimeni tragedy is opportunistic.

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The DA is charging Qedani Mahlangu for culpable homicide and contraventions of the Mental Health Care & National Health Act.

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Following the Health Ombudsman report of 94 deaths, the health minister has seen fit to avoid another potential disaster.

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