Esidimeni families ought to look at themselves too

Retired Deputy Chief Justice Dikgang Moseneke is heading the arbitration hearings between the State and the families of victims in the Life Esidimeni tragedy.
Retired Deputy Chief Justice Dikgang Moseneke is heading the arbitration hearings between the State and the families of victims in the Life Esidimeni tragedy.
Image: ALON SKUY/THE TIMES

Everyone is pointing fingers at Qedani Mahlangu because of the decisions she made regarding the Life Esidimeni tragedy when more than 100 patients died.

Whatever happened, it was one way of her trying to do a better job and with limited resources and finances. It must also be considered that Mahlangu was also taking orders from her seniors.

To everyone who has been throwing stones at her, take a look at yourself and remember Mahlangu has a family that dearly loves her.

Some family members of the deceased are claiming that they last saw their beloved ones back in 2009, but today they act as if they were giving them everyday love.

They dumped them at the door of the health department and yet expected them to get world class treatment. Take a look at yourself before pointing fingers and demanding compensation.

Kwenaa Manonyane,e-mail

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