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Family members of psychiatric patients who died earlier this year hold an ‘Esidimeni 37’ prayer vigil outside Gauteng Health MEC Qedani Mahlangu’s offices yesterday. The 37 patients died after being transferred from Life Esidimeni into the care of NGOs. Findings of the investigation into the tragedy would be released next month, health ombudsman Professor Malegapuru Makgoba said. Picture Creditc: Antonio Muchave. ©Sowetan
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North West councillor in court for murder

By Sapa | 2014-08-28 19:14:31.0

A Madibeng Local Municipality councillor and two other people accused of killing a teenage boy appeared in the Ga-rankuwa Magistrate's Court on Thursday, North West police said.

The councillor, her son and a neighbour were released pending investigations, said Brigadier Thulani Ngubane.

"The court felt that more information was required because it is a mob justice case."

Apparently the councillor, 44, her son, 19, and their 25-year-old neighbour assaulted the 17-year-old boy who allegedly attempted to rape someone in Brits.

"It is alleged that the suspects assaulted the victim by kicking him all over his body and throwing him on the ground. He was taken to the hospital where he later died."

Police were investigating, Ngubane said.

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