'Eight Life Esidimeni patients still missing, they might also be dead' - DA

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- capetalk.co.za | 4 weeks ago

South Africans were horrified by the shock revelation that more than 140 mentally ill patients removed from Life Esidimeni homes in 2016 ended up dying, often because of neglect or starvation.

They were among thousands of patients sent to ill-equipped and unlicensed NGOs when the Gauteng Health Department cancelled its contract with Life Esidimeni. Now the Democratic Alliance says eight of those people are still unaccounted for.

RELATED: Life Esidimeni: Mahlangu still denying any responsibility for 143 deathsShadow Health Minister for Gauteng Jack Bloom says during the time since he last raised the issue in August 2019 when there were nine patients still missing, only one has been traced.

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