Lebethe: I don’t know if Esidimeni patients were moved under strict orders
Former Gauteng Health Department deputy director-general for clinical services, Dr Richard Lebethe, has been answering questions pertaining to his role in the movement of patients where 144 people lost their lives.
Life Esidimeni: Lebethe explains why patient deaths reported to police
Former Gauteng deputy director-general for clinical services, Dr Richard Lebethe, is being cross-examined at the inquest into the deaths of over 140 mental health patients in 2016 after they were moved from Life Esidimeni facilities.
Ex-health dept official Lebethe to continue testimony at Esidimeni Inquest
On Friday, Richard Lebethe answered questions about the transfer of patients from the Cullinan Care Rehabilitation Centre to NGOs allegedly to make space for Esidimeni patients.
Life Esidimeni Inquest: Dr Richard Lebethe accused of lying under oath
Advocate Phyllis Vorster has been cross examining Dr Richard Lebethe who’s the former deputy director general in the department.
Life Esidimeni inquest resumes with focus on patient Sizwe Hlatshwayo's death
The hearing focused on one of 144 mental health care users who passed away after they were moved from Life Esidimeni centres to NGOs.
More testimony discredits decisions made for Esidimeni patients
Dr Richard Lebethe said he was not involved in the vetting of NGOs that would receive mental healthcare patients from Esidimeni centres.
Life Esidimeni: Ex-GP Health Dept official wanted deaths reported to police
Dr Richard Lebethe, the former deputy director of clinical services for the Gauteng Department of Health, said that on learning of the deaths of some patients transferred from Life Esidimeni facilities, he requested that these be reported to the police so that autopsies could be conducted.
Health Dept aware of concerns on discharging patients, Esidimeni inquest hears
Former Life Esidimeni nursing manager, Zanele Buthelezi, previously told the inquest into the deaths of over 140 psychiatric patients that assessments made found that 60% of the patients at Esidimeni’s Waverly Centre were not ready to be discharged.
NFP: Passing of leader kaMagwaza-Msibi might affect us in upcoming elections
KaMagwaza-Msibi's colleagues, family and friends have gathered at her Ulundi home in KwaZulu-Natal on Thursday to pay tribute to the late politician.
Buthelezi details last minute changes, rushed move of Life Esidimeni patients
Zanele Buthelezi, who was cross-examined on Wednesday at the inquest into the deaths of 144 patients, has testified about a ‘rush-rush’ process when patients were moved.
Theatre, wards and patient records destroyed in Christiana Hospital fire
Patients were earlier evacuated from the hospital and no injuries or deaths were reported.
Staggered process used to discharge Life Esidimeni patients, inquest hears
Former Life Esidimeni nursing manager Zanele Buthelezi confirmed that the discharge of patients took place in a staggered process to assess if they had been matched to right facilities as described by Advocate Harry van Bergen.
DA North West: Maape brings nothing new to the province
Bushy Maape was elected premier on Tuesday, weeks after the African National Congress (ANC) had named him as its preferred candidate to take over from Job Mokgoro.
Health Dept arranged transport for 10 patients to NGO, Esidimeni inquest told
Zanele Buthelezi has testified at the inquest into the deaths of 144 psychiatric patients who were moved to NGOs.
Job creation, service delivery the focus areas for new NW Premier Bushy Maape
The African National Congress (ANC)’s Maape received a majority win at the provincial legislature in Mahikeng on Tuesday, with 21 of the 26 votes cast going in his favour.
Bushy Maape is officially the new North West premier
He has replaced Job Mokgoro who resigned last month amid tensions between himself and the ANC’s interim committee in the province.
Mahlangu was arrogant towards families of Life Esidimeni victims - Buthelezi
Former nursing manager at Life Esidimeni Zanele Buthelezi said family members had been to visit some of the NGOs that were earmarked to receive patients and they weren't happy with the ill-equipped and illegal set up.
Not enough time given to assess Esidimeni patients, court told
former Life Esidimeni nursing manager, Zanele Buthelezi reiterated that they were not given sufficient time to adequately assess some patients before they were transferred to NGOs.