SACC welcomes former
Deputy Chief Justice, Dikgang Moseneke’s landmark findings for human
rights, and the satisfactory award to the distraught families of the
Life Esidimeni tragedy.
The relevance of this is in the constitutional emphasis of the dignity of mental health care users.
The significance of the conclusion to this painful Esidimeni
Arbitration Hearings in same week as Sharpeville Day, cannot be lost to
Judge Moseneke’s conclusions based on various sections of the
Constitution, are a fitting salutation of our constitutionalism, and a
reminder of what was missing for the victims of the Sharpeville massacre
of 21 March 1960.
These findings will forever serve as a monumental bridge between public service and the human rights of vulnerable citizens!
– Bishop Malusi Mpumlwana, General Secretary, SACC