Gauteng DA still seeking criminal prosecution in Life Esidimeni matter
The Democratic Alliance (DA) in Gauteng said that while it was pleased that someone was shouldering the blame for the Life Esidimeni tragedy, it would not rest until those accountable were prosecuted.JOHANNESBURG - The party was responding to an order by the Johannesburg High Court for two of the NGOs, the Anchor Center for the Intellectually Disabled and Dorothy Evangeline Franks, to pay back more than R630,000 to the Health Department. The centers were not properly vetted before mental health patients were sent there. In total, 144 patients died as a result of the Gauteng Health Department's decision to remove them from proper medical care. The Special Investigation Unit said that it was preparing to take action against nine more NGO’s implicated in wrongdoing in the Life Esidimeni tragedy. DA shadow Health MEC Jack Bloom: "We got civil action to recover some of the money but we still haven't seen criminal charges against those whose negligence was responsible for the deaths of 144 mental health patients." Read more: Eyewitness News
Newsdeck: DA welcomes court judgment ordering Life Esidimeni NGOs to pay back the moneyThe Democratic Alliance (DA) has welcomed a judgment made by the Gauteng High Court in Pretoria ordering two non-governmental organisations (NGO) involved in the Life Esidimeni tragedy to pay back R663 275 to the Gauteng Department of Health.
DA welcomes court ruling on Esidimeni NGOs | IOL NewsThe DA has welcomed the court judgment obtained by the SIU which orders two NGOs involved in the Life Esidimeni tragedy to pay back R663,275.
DA welcomes court ruling against Life Esidimeni NGOs - SABC News - Breaking news, special reports, world, business, sport coverage of all South African current events. Africa's news leader.The DA has welcomed a High Court order authorising the Special Investigating Unit to recover over R600 000 from two NGOs that cared for former Life Esidimeni patients.
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