Life Esidimeni death toll rises from 94 to more than 100 (and counting)

(Also read "‘They died because the Gauteng Government did not care!’ - John Maytham")

The death toll in the Esidimeni tragedy has risen to more than 100.

Earlier this month, the death toll stood at 94, however, more families are stepping forward with information about relatives who died.

Health Ombudsman Malegapuru Makgoba says that, from the outset of his investigation, he realised that 94 would not be the final death count.

Makgoba says the shambolic state of data from the Gauteng Health Department continues to reveal more deaths.

CapeTalk’s John Maytham interviewed EWN’s Lindsay Dentlinger.

Listen to the interview in the audio below (and/or scroll down for quotes from it).

Makgoba has wrapped up his investigation.

Lindsay Dentlinger, EWN

There are two weeks left for officials to appeal the report.

Lindsay Dentlinger, EWN

This article first appeared on 702 : Life Esidimeni death toll rises from 94 to more than 100 (and counting)


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