EDITORIAL | No amount of money can compensate for the crimes against humanity at Life Esidimeni

The SIU’s achievements, at getting financial redress for the maladministration involved with Life Esidimeni, must still be lauded

06 December 2022 - 21:21

In SA corruption terms, R355,000 is not a lot of money. But when the Special Investigating Unit announced on Tuesday it had secured signed acknowledgment of debt agreements for this amount, it was a significant moment. For this money will be recovered from five non-governmental organisations (NGOs) that unduly benefited from the relocation of Life Esidimeni patients six years ago. It is a small amount, but it is a huge step towards bringing justice to the families of more than 140 mentally ill patients who died...

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