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Moseneke orders govt to pay R 1.2 million to Life Esidimeni families

19 March 2018 2:06 PM
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Gauteng Health
Life Esidimeni
Judge Dikgang Moseneke
Retired justice Dikgang Moseneke says the decision to halt the contract with Life Esidimeni was irrational and unconstitutional.

The Gauteng government has been ordered to pay R 1.2 million in common law and Constitutional damages to the Life Esidimeni families.

Government must pay R20 000 for funeral expenses, R180 000 for general damages for shock and psychological trauma and R1 million to families of patients, irrespective of whether deceased or not.

Former deputy chief justice Dikgang Moseneke delivered his final report on Monday, after the Life Esidimeni hearings, announcing how much the families would be compensated.

Moseneke says the decision by the Gauteng Health Department to halt the contract with Life Esidimeni was irrational and unconstitutional, reports EWN's Masego Rahlaga.

Last month, lawyers representing the families argued that Moseneke award them R1 million each.

At least 144 mentally ill patients died after being transferred to ill-equipped NGOs in 2016 by the Gauteng Health Department.

Moseneke did not make any recommendations about any criminal charges against implicated health officials.

The justice has declined to make recommendations about criminal procedures against officials who were involved in the Life Esidemeni tragedy.

Masego Rahlaga, EWN reporter

He says he's given his evidence and files to the police. He says the police and the NPA must stand up and make decisions.

Masego Rahlaga, EWN reporter

The retired judge announced that he would donate his arbitration fees to law schools in a bid to nurture future legal minds.

Take a listen to the EWN update:

WATCH: Moseneke delivers Life Esidimeni report


19 March 2018 2:06 PM
Tags:
Gauteng Health
Life Esidimeni
Judge Dikgang Moseneke

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