JOHANNESBURG - After almost two years of waiting for justice, families of the Life Esidimeni victims will now have to wait for the outcomes of an inquest.
The National Prosecution Authority said they do not have enough evidence to take the issue to court and has set up a formal inquest to look into the tragedy.
Christine Nxumalo from the Life Esidimeni Family Committee and a sister of one of the deceased said it is frustrating and shared the feelings of the rest of the families.
Nxumalo said while the families are angry and upset; they know there is nothing they can do besides go along with the NPA's decision.
The NPA met with the parents to explain the need for the inquest, saying instigating a criminal case needs ample evidence to avoid being thrown out of court.
According to Nxumalo, the families were able to accept the explanation.
She said in response to a question of whether she believes the families will obtain justice, "we don't know. We can only hope, all we can do is push."