WATCH: Gauteng Premier to announce new health dept team


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 Gauteng Health Dept has been rocked in recent years by numerous scandals.

The Life Esidimeni crisis refocused public attention on the department.

READ: Esidimeni: Manamela refuses to shoulder the blame

As part of the recovery plan for the department, Gauteng Premier David Makhura, health MEC Gwen Ramokgopa and health minister Aaron Motsoaledi  announced a high-level intervention team to  put the department back on track. 

National Treasury&39;s former budget chief Michael Sacks is already part of the team. 

Other members will start on the 1st of December.