Checkpoint: Road to justice

File: The testimonies at the Esidimeni arbitration hearings were much anticipated and shocking. Video: eNCA
Elizabeth Phangela and Christine Nxumalo still don’t know what happened to family members relocated to the inaptly named Precious Angels, an NGO where 20 former Life Esidimeni patients perished Video: eNCA
For months during our Life Esidimeni investigation, Checkpoint tried to get answers from Precious Angels Manager Ethel Ncube, but she refused our interview requests. Her testimony at the arbitration hearings was much anticipated…and shocking Video: eNCA

JOHANNESBURG - The tragic revelations at the Life Esidimeni arbitration hearings have shocked many and brought into sharp focus the inefficiencies within our health system.

Checkpoint’s Kyla Herrmannsen has been tracking the story for over a year.

Last month, the Checkpoint team won a National Vodacom TV Journalism award for their series on the misguided relocation of more than 1,000 psychiatric patients -- and the deaths of 143 of them.

In her latest report on the Life Esidimeni tragedy, Herrmannsen revisits the personal stories she first brought to light in August last year and finds what answers have come from the hearings.

* Watch the full report in the gallery above.


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