WATCH: Esidimeni patients died at 8 times the normal rate: Makgoba

The Life Esidimeni arbitration hearings have been extended until December. The state has indicated it is still trying to determine the whereabouts of former Gauteng Health MEC Qedani Mahlangu, who approved the Esidimeni transfer has been subpoenaed. Photo: eNCA


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JOHANNESBURG - The Life Esidimeni Arbitration process continues at the Emoyeni Conference Centre in Parktown on Friday.

At least two witnesses will be called to testify.

Health Ombudsman Malegapuru Makgoba will present his final report on the transfers of the Life Esidimeni patients  and the final death tally.

A clinical psychiatrist is also expected to take the stand.

On Thursday, families of mentally ill patients who died continue giving their testimonies.

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The hearing is still trying to determine the whereabouts of the Former Gauteng Health MEC Qedani Mahlangu, who has to testify before the arbitration hearings can be closed.


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