DA Gauteng shadow MEC for health Jack Bloom says he will be opening up 62 missing person cases, for patients unaccounted for in the Life Esidimeni tragedy.
The latest police figure puts the death toll at 144 deaths, but Bloom says these additional 62 patients cannot be accounted for.
Bloom says some of the 62 people are still collecting social grants.
When I went to the Johannesburg Central Police Station they asked me to open a separate case for each of the missing people, so I have to do a lot of paperwork, but I will be returning to the police station because they need to find every single one.— Jack Bloom, DA Gauteng shadow MEC for health
Some names are actually missing. Some of them have ID numbers and we are told some of them are still collecting Sassa grants. I fear some of them may be dead or living in terrible circumstances.— Jack Bloom, DA Gauteng shadow MEC for health
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