The South African Human Rights Commission (SAHRC) is set to conduct an investigation into issues affecting mentally ill patients‚ including the tragic deaths of patients who were transferred from Life Esidimeni to various nongovernmental organisations (NGOs).This is contained in the SAHRC’s civil and political rights report, launched on Wednesday. The report examines "key" developments around civil and political rights in the country in 2016-17."The SAHRC is preparing to undertake an investigation into the systematic issues that led to the tragic situation [deaths of patients] and will continue monitoring the Esidimeni situation‚" the report reads.The commission said it would also host an investigative hearing on "key issues" related to mental disability and access to healthcare services in SA‚ which it said would require a process of identifying some of the systematic issues and defining what role the SAHRC can and should play in future.The SAHRC recommends that the government ensu...

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