Life Esidimeni: Patients' living conditions in spotlight
Gauteng / 17 October 2017, 3:37pm / Khanyisile Ngcobo
The living conditions of 58 mentally ill patients housed at a Pretoria NGO came under the spotlight during the second day of the Life Esidimeni alternative dispute resolution hearing on Tuesday.
The hearing, in its second week, convened last week in front of retired Deputy Chief Justice Dikgang Moseneke in order to provide clarity as to what led to the deaths of over 100 patients last year after abrupt closure of the Life Esidimeni hospital.
The arbitration is expected to take up to three weeks and is being led by Moseneke at the Emoyeni Conference Centre in Parktown, Joburg.
Earlier, a social worker based at the Cullinan Care and Rehabilitation Centre testified on the transfer of patients from the centre to the various NGOs.
Ncube speaks of the collection of 15 patients from #LifeEsidimeni. Says there was a rush to collect them, making it hard to check records.