Life Esidimeni: Mahlangu says she is willing to testify

As the Life Esidimeni arbitration continues, the question on whether former MEC on Health in Gauteng Qedani Mahlangu will be subpoenaed and made to testify was raised.

Families of the 141 victims of the Life Esidimeni tragedy continue to share their heartbreaking stories that the arbitration hearing in Johannesburg as the hearing is now in its third week.

EWN Reporter, Masego Rahlaga, reports that the former deputy chief justice, Dikgang Moseneke said that it is everyone's responsibility to try and subpoena Mahlangu.

Read: The relatives of Life Esidimeni victims want the whole truth

[Moseneke ] said that this hearing, even if it takes the rest of the year, will not end until Qedani Mahlangu, former HOD and director of mental health in the province appear before him, whether it be willingly or whether it be forced.

EWN Reporter, Masego Rahlaga

Following this, Rahlaga reports that evidence leader, Patrick Ngutshana stated that he has been in touch with Mahlangu lawyers, and she is willing to testify. Mahlangu is currently in London studying.

She actually said through her lawyer that she is just waiting for a date, and she is willing to come through.

EWN Reporter, Masego Rahlaga

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