State of the Province Address #GPSONA2017

Gauteng to build monument in memory of Life Esidimeni patients

Gauteng Premier David Makhura says he is committed to use the next two years of his term in office to ensure restorative justice for the families of Life Esidimeni patients who died after they were moved by Gauteng Health to unlicensed organisations.

Giving his State of the Province Address, Makhura says there are plans underway to build a monument in memory of over 100 patients who died.

He says his government has put measures in place to ensure that the Life Esidimeni tragedy does not happen again.

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Premier David Makhura addresses the Gauteng Provincial legislature.

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