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Court stops removal of patients from Mpumalanga care home

The Mpumalanga High Court (Mbombela) has barred the Social Development Department from moving 36 disabled patients from a care facility after an application by AfriForum, and ordered that a curator be appointed.

The patients, from Sunfield Home Fortuna, outside Balfour, receive disability grants, but the home claims that in 14 years, there has been no increase in the R1 900 subsidy for each patient, and subsequently threatened to remove the patients, reports News24.

“This is a great victory in a David and Goliath story, where the government treats the most vulnerable in our society unfairly and even threatens them,” said AfriForum’s Ernst van Zyl.

 

News24 article – Court stops social development dept from relocating patients at Mpumalanga care facility (Open access)

 

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