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[LISTEN] DA want those implicated in Life Esidimeni tragedy to pay for costs

17 July 2018 1:56 PM
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DA shadow MEC of Health Jack Bloom says they have identified those who should pay for the compensation and not taxpayers..

The Democratic Alliance's Gauteng Health’s shadow Minister Jack Bloom says taxpayers should not have to pay for the Life Esidimeni compensation money.

Speaking to Clement Manyathela on The Midday report, Bloom says according to the act the court would determine how much they have to pay.

In March, it was ruled that families affected would receive R1.2 million compensation after 144 psychiatric patients died after being moved from Life Esidimeni to various unlicensed NGOs.

We think that the taxpayers shouldn't have to pay for this damage.

Jack Bloom, DA Gauteng Health’s shadow Minister

READ: Prosecutions on the cards for Life Esidimeni officials

There is this act called the portionment of damages act where the provincial government can actually claim for those responsible.

Jack Bloom, DA Gauteng Health’s shadow Minister

ALSO READ: More families come forward to claim Life Esidimeni compensation

The evidence is very clear that the former Health MEC was primarily responsible and also her top two officials. They earned a lot of money and they retired and got a very big pension. I think they should be made to pay personally from their own pockets.

Jack Bloom, DA Gauteng Health’s shadow Minister

Listen to who else they have identified to pay the costs


17 July 2018 1:56 PM
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Life Esidimeni tragedy
Life Esidimeni outcome
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