More families come forward to claim Life Esidimeni compensation

The Gauteng government say they cannot confirm how many families have come forward to claim for the Life Esidimeni tragedy.

Former deputy chief justice Dikgang Moseneke ordered that the government must pay each family R1.2 million in common law and Constitutional damages to the Life Esidimeni families.

144 psychiatric patients died after being moved from Life Esidimeni to various unlicensed NGOs.

Gauteng government spokesman Thabo Masebe says the team is still compiling a report which will be finalised next week at the earliest.

There were terms of reference that were drawn by the parties at the time when the arbitration process started. So the terms of reference also made it clear about the categories of people who are eligible to claim.

Thabo Masebe, Gauteng government spokesman

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The government says who ever will come to claim will go through a verification process, he explains.

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Listen to the 'window period' explained in the interview:


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