Former Health MEC to be subpoenaed for Esidimeni testimony


File image of former Gauteng MEC for Health, Qedani Mahlangu at a media briefing on 13 October 2015. Mahlangu resigned from her position following a damning report into the deaths of nto psychiatric patients under her watch.

JOHANNESBURG - Former Gauteng Health MEC Qedani Mahlangu has been summoned to testify at the Esidimeni arbitration hearings.

She’ll be subpoenaed to appear by December, along with suspended mental health director, Makgabo Manamela and head of department Tiego Selebano.

The Health Ombudsman found Manamela and Selebano to be grossly negligent.

Mahlangu claimed she was studying at the London School of Economics.

READ: Life Esidimeni: Mahlangu&39;s exam alibi questioned

But the institution has confirmed she&39;s not a registered student.

A total of 141 mentally ill patients died after the department decided to move them to several ill-equipped NGOs.

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