Johannesburg, 27 October 2016 - Families of psychiatric patients at the Life Esidimeni home in Randfontein say they've been left in the dark about the whereabouts of their relatives.
JOHANNESBURG – An additional fatality has been recorded in the Life Esidimeni project.
A police report shows that police are now investigating 144 patient deaths.
This emerged at the arbitration hearings in Johannesburg on Friday. A mental health expert, Christoffel Glober testified that the project broke all medical ethics.
Glober said that Gauteng’s mental health officials treated patients as sub-human.
He said had the project been investigated properly and the logical questions asked about the level of care the patient needed and assessed the care, "then death should have been foreseen.”