WATCH: Esidimeni arbitration hearings continue


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.



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JOHANNESBURG - The Life Esidimeni arbitration hearings continue in Johannesburg on Monday.

It relates to the deaths of psychiatric patients after they were moved from Esidimeni centres to unlicensed NGOs.

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On Friday, the death toll was revised to 143.

Former Health MEC Qedani Mahlangu has meanwhile dismissed suggestions she refused to appear before the hearings.