Inquiry into baby Mali’s death complete
By Mikhaila Crowie
22 April 2009
MEC for Health in the Western Cape, Marius Fransman, has confirmed that he has received the report on the investigation they have launched into the death of Unabantu Mali.
The Minister will study the findings of the report and then hold discussions with the City of Cape Town’s Health Department and the Mali family.
Only then will the report be made public.
According to a report, the conclusion of the investigation was received last week but the investigation team, led by Advocate Denzil Potgieter, requested an extra week to continue its work as it wanted to interview more people.
The request was granted as Minister Fransman wanted the team to thoroughly investigate what and come up with recommendations on how services can be improved at the health facilities.
The report also investigates the birth of Yonela Mangena, whose mother gave birth in front of a clinic, after she was refused entry.