Legal representatives of former Gauteng Health MEC Qedani Mahlangu told the Life Esidimeni hearings that Mahlangu is willing to come testify between the 22nd and 26th of January 2018.
On the 7th of November, the Global Banking School in Bedfordshire in the United Kingdom confirmed that it has suspended Mahlangu, citing the seriousness of allegations about the Life Esidimeni tragedy against her.
Mahlangu’s legal representatives told the hearings on Friday that it had regarded the suspension as wrongful and unlawful and was planning to challenge it.
Mahlangu is a key witness in these hearings, given that she signed the Esidimeni project which resulted in more than 100 mentally ill patients losing their lives. The arbitration is aimed at achieving justice for the families of the 141 psychiatric patients who died after the Gauteng Health Department moved them into unlawful NGO’s.
The alternative dispute resolution process has successfully uncovered evidence that could lead to criminal charges against top health officials and owners of the unlawful NGOs that took in mentally ill patients without adequate qualifications, experience or premises.
BY: TEBOGO MSIMANGA