Question NW2958 to the Minister of Health

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28 September 2023 - NW2958

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Tito, Ms LF to ask the Minister of Health

What (a) are the details regarding the case of Oscar Banele, whose body was found missing from the KwaMhlanga State Mortuary in Mpumalanga, with claims that it was buried by the State with no grave number and (b) reprieve will be provided to the Banele family that is still searching for his remains?


(a) The Mpumalanga Department of Health indicates that an enquiry was opened with the Directorate for Priority Crime Investigation in Middelburg on 07 October 2021. This was followed by an internal Department of Health investigation which is about to be concluded. In addition, a case of theft has been opened at Kwa Mhlanga Police Station, CAS number 357/08/2023.

(b) The department is constantly in consultation with the family on this matter. The family will receive an official report once the Department has received feedback from the South African Police Service (SAPS) & Directorate for Priority Crime Investigation.



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