File: The father of one of 141 patients who died in the Life Esidimeni tragedy testified that 40 beds lined up in a garage, and that there was no privacy.
JOHANNESBURG - Friday&39;s arbitration hearings into the Life Esidimeni tragedy saw more shocking testimony come to light.
Boitumelo Mangena took the stand today.
Her mother was moved from Life Esidimeni to the Takalani NGO, where she later died.
Mangena has testified that her mother&39;s death has taken a toll on her health.
She says government hasn&39;t shown sympathy toward the victim&39;s families.
According to Mangena, "They had another healing session earlier this year in Pretoria the MC again said people die all the time so why are you crying.
Mangena continued: "We understand that people die all the time; our problem is the manner in which these people died. These people were sent to their death and they died in the most painful way possible. They were tortured to the point of death."