Life Esidimeni arbitration report to be released

Gauteng Finance MEC Barbara Creecy says the health department is in a better place than it was before. Courtesy #DStv403.

JOHANNESBURG - Retired deputy chief justice Dikgang Moseneke will release the Life Esidimeni Arbitration report on Friday.

Last month, the state, Solidarity and Section27 agreed that the families of the mentally-ill patients who died should be compensated.

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The proposed compensation was R200,000, which would cover funeral costs and claims for emotional shock.

Section27 also wanted R1,5-million for constitutional damages.

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Moseneke is expected to announce his decision on how the families should be compensated.

More than 180 mentally psychiatric patients died in Gauteng after they were moved to ill-equipped NGOs.