DA welcomes Moseneke appointment to lead Esidimeni mediation process

The opposition party says retired deputy Chief Justice Dikgang Moseneke has the integrity and competence needed to ensure appropriate closure for the families of the victims.

FILE: Former deputy Chief Justice Dikgang Moseneke. Picture: AFP

JOHANNESBURG - The Democratic Alliance has welcomed the appointment of retired deputy Chief Justice Dikgang Moseneke to lead a dispute resolution process into the Life Esidimeni tragedy.

The Health Ombudsman earlier this year revealed that over 100 psychiatric patients died after being transferred from the facility to other NGO's, some of them illegal.

The opposition party says that Moseneke has the integrity and competence needed to ensure appropriate closure for the families of the victims.

Provincial shadow health MEC Jack Bloom says: “I really think that this is an excellent appointment. It’s just what’s needed to get the process moving. Because unfortunately it’s been delayed for too long now. I think we need to see justice in the case of the family, I think it would involve some financial recompense but of course amount of money could ever compensate for the loss of a loved one.”