As the inquest into the Life Esidimeni tragedy briefly resumed before being postponed again on Monday, rights group Section27’s senior counsel Adila Hassim complained that it was unacceptable to keep pushing the proceedings to a later date because of one person — Dr Makgabo Manamela.
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Chris Gilili is a climate and environmental journalist at the Mail & Guardian’s environmental unit, covering socioeconomic issues and general news. Previously, he was a fellow at amaBhungane, the centre for investigative journalism.