Judge Moseneke’s Esidimeni findings a win for human rights

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 South Africans.

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