Life Esidimeni: why the NPA cannot prove murder
Experts explain prosecutors’ difficulties despite months of testimony, and what options they now have to bring justice
Pretoria resident Ethel Ncube had no money to feed the psychiatric patients in her care, yet she inexplicably agreed to care for more on a request from the Gauteng health department.
Her two houses were so crowded, there was not enough cutlery for all the patients.
Seven adults died under her watch...