Mahlangu lacks absolutely any form of ethics - Ames Dhai

Bio-ethics professor Ames Dhai has criticised MEC Qedani Mahlangu's testimony at the Life Esidimeni hearings and has accused Mahlangu of trying to deny her responsibility in the deaths of 143 patients transferred to unlicensed non-governmental organisations.

Dhai says its clear former Mahlangu did not understand what was in the best interest of the psychiatric patients.

She doesn't need a medical degree to actually know that. It doesn't take a rocket scientist to understand that.

Ames Dhai, Director, Steve Biko Centre for Bio-ethics, Wits University

For me, she lacks absolutely any form of ethics, both personal and professional. Professionalism at that level is held in such a high regard, she took an oath when she was sworn into her position.

Ames Dhai, Director, Steve Biko Centre for Bio-ethics, Wits University

In terms of our Cconstitution there are certain fundamental rights, the right to access to health care but the right to dignity and the right to health, and she obviously infringed all of this.

Ames Dhai, Director, Steve Biko Centre for Bio-ethics, Wits University

Cilck on the link below to hear more from Dhai....


This article first appeared on 702 : Mahlangu lacks absolutely any form of ethics - Ames Dhai


Recommended

by NEWSROOM AI

CapeTalk welcomes all comments that are constructive, contribute to discussions in a meaningful manner and take stories forward.

However, we will NOT condone the following:

  • Racism (including offensive comments based on ethnicity and nationality)
  • Sexism
  • Homophobia
  • Religious intolerance
  • Cyber bullying
  • Hate speech
  • Derogatory language
  • Comments inciting violence.

We ask that your comments remain relevant to the articles they appear on and do not include general banter or conversation as this dilutes the effectiveness of the comments section.

We strive to make the CapeTalk community a safe and welcoming space for all.

CapeTalk reserves the right to: 1) remove any comments that do not follow the above guidelines; and, 2) ban users who repeatedly infringe the rules.

Should you find any comments upsetting or offensive you can also flag them and we will assess it against our guidelines.

CapeTalk is constantly reviewing its comments policy in order to create an environment conducive to constructive conversations.

Read More
‘Qedani Mahlangu helped people die then she ran away’ – Stephen Grootes

‘Qedani Mahlangu helped people die then she ran away’ – Stephen Grootes

Stephan Grootes shares his views on the events that unfolded at Life Esidimini and comments on Qedani Mahlangu’s apology.

TAC: Qedani Mahlangu is a liar!

TAC: Qedani Mahlangu is a liar!

Former Gauteng MEC for Health and Social Development Qedani Mahlangu has taken a stand at Life Esidimeni arbitration.

Gauteng's deputy director for mental health anticipated Life Esidimeni tragedy

Gauteng's deputy director for mental health anticipated Life Esidimeni tragedy

Gauteng's Deputy Director for Mental Health Services, Hannah Jacobus, is testifying for a second day in Parktown.

Blame game continues as Life Esidimeni hearings resume

Blame game continues as Life Esidimeni hearings resume

EWN reporter Masego Rahlaga is at the hearings where the GHD's Deputy Director for Mental Health Services is testifying.

22 Jan is D-Day for Qedani Mahlangu to answer for 143 Life Esidimeni deaths

22 Jan is D-Day for Qedani Mahlangu to answer for 143 Life Esidimeni deaths

Gauteng Provincial Government spokesperson Thabo Masebe confirmed that Qedani Mahlangu is set to appear before the arbitration.

Opinion: Mahlangu's moment of truth has arrived. She must apologize

Opinion: Mahlangu's moment of truth has arrived. She must apologize

Breakfast show host Bongani Bingwa says former health MEC Qedani Mahalangu must honestly account for the Life Esidimeni tragedy.

Gauteng Health Dept head resigns over Life Esidemeni deaths

Gauteng Health Dept head resigns over Life Esidemeni deaths

Thabo Masebe, Gauteng Government spokesperson discusses Dr Barney Selebano's resignation following nearly a year's suspension.

Popular articles
[Listen] Lottery responds to Tshepo's Fraud claims

[Listen] Lottery responds to Tshepo's Fraud claims

Phillemon Letwaba says Tshepo's case are some of the issues that they are dealing with on a daily basis.

'Citizens have a right to ask for identification from police during a roadblock'

'Citizens have a right to ask for identification from police during a roadblock'

Major General Michael Mohlala explains the procedure of conducting a roadblock and what to do when you are stopped.

WCED 'extremely concerned' by recent child abductions in Cape Town

WCED 'extremely concerned' by recent child abductions in Cape Town

MEC of Education Debbie Schäfer confirmed that two girls aged 11 and 18 were abducted in Zonnebloem recently.

'He told me people would want to keep him quiet at any cost'

'He told me people would want to keep him quiet at any cost'

Journalist Gavin Evans says the late Mark Minnie spoke to him about his fears that those he exposed in his book might harm him.

Zille won't stop fighting to have SANDF property released for affordable housing

Zille won't stop fighting to have SANDF property released for affordable housing

Zille says properties under the control of the state should be made available for local government's affordable housing plans.

'There is no verse in the Quran that says women should cover their faces'

'There is no verse in the Quran that says women should cover their faces'

Dr Taj Hargey says he is advocating for the ban of women wearing burkas in public because they look ridiculous.

[LISTEN] IRR believes list of targeted farms is genuine

[LISTEN] IRR believes list of targeted farms is genuine

Institute for Race Relations researches Terence Corrigan explains why they believe the list Afriforum has released is genuine.