Top Gauteng Health officials who have so far avoided giving evidence before the Life Esidimeni inquiry into the deaths of 144 mental patients are being tracked down and subpoenaed. The SA Police head of detective services told the hearings that a team of investigators he appointed had struggled to obtain information from the national and provincial departments of health.

Evidence this week identified mental health boss Makgabo Manamela as helping establish an NGO which took 72 patients of whom 5 died…..more