Checkpoint: Road to justice


Families of psychiatric patients who died after being transferred to NGOs from Life Esidimeni are holding a healing session on Saturday.

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.