This announcement was met with anger from the families, who demanded to know why she was unable to appear at an earlier date.
Finally, after a bit of back and forth, the date was set and confirmed by all parties.
Her lawyers also spoke on the suspension, saying it was "unlawful and wrong" and confirmed that this was being challenged.
It had been reported that Mahlangu was suspended from her studies at the Global Banking School over the "severity of allegations" levelled against her.
"Secondly, anyone who knows how universities work, know that planning and applying for study, happens long before one can travel to the institution concerned, and therefore the suggestion that I used my studies to escape accountability is also false.
"Thirdly, it is clear that these inaccurate reports seek to suggest that I'm not committed to principles of accountability, transparency and openness. As such, the reports are written in such a way that as a supposed "fugitive" of sorts, I must be subjected to an arbitration of public opinion, ahead of the formal Arbitration Process. Nobody else has been subjected to this kind of treatment.
"Fourthly, I wish to reserve my rights to comment on the falsehoods around my studies except to say, these reports say a lot about our quality of journalism in our country than Qedani.
"Finally, I hope journalists and media houses report in such a manner that shows respect and sensitivity to the Arbitration Process so that the dignity of the families and the victims is upheld at all times.
"I have always maintained that I'm willing to appear before the arbitration. I have confidence in the process."
The hearing continues and is currently hearing testimony from Health Ombudsman Malegapuru Makgoba on the death toll.