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
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
'Evidence is solid. Poor people’s money was used illegally. Shivambu benefitted'

'Evidence is solid. Poor people’s money was used illegally. Shivambu benefitted'

Ray White interviews Pauli van Wyk, an investigative journalist with Scorpio at Daily Maverick.

Two men get away with R70 000 in robbery at Cape Town's World of Birds

Two men get away with R70 000 in robbery at Cape Town's World of Birds

Walter Mangold, the owner of the popular tourist attraction in Hout Bay, was targeted by two men on the premises on Sunday.

Judge Dennis Davis explains estate duty when your spouse dies

Judge Dennis Davis explains estate duty when your spouse dies

Some recommendations by the Davis Tax Committee were met with concerns from members of the public on how they will be affected.

ANC candidates for 2019 must not repeat mistakes of the last 10 years - Rasool

ANC candidates for 2019 must not repeat mistakes of the last 10 years - Rasool

WC ANC election head Ebrahim Rasool outlines the type of candidates the party wants representing it in Parliament.

Couple's 20 000 km cycle tour from Amsterdam ends in the Mother City

Couple's 20 000 km cycle tour from Amsterdam ends in the Mother City

A Knysna couple who cycled 20 000 Km across 20 countries finally arrived in Cape Town on Sunday ending their 18 months journey.

Here's how to check your load shedding schedule in Cape Town

Here's how to check your load shedding schedule in Cape Town

Eskom has warned that more power cuts can be expected as maintenance continues over the next twelve months.

New Zealand company implements four-day work week after successful trial-run

New Zealand company implements four-day work week after successful trial-run

Employees will still be paid for five days of work, but work for four days.