With the memory of the tragic deaths of 144 mental health patients at Life Esidimeni still etched in SA’s psyche, another instance of the disdain shown to intellectually and physically disabled people has emerged in Mpumalanga.

This time, NGO Sunfield Home Fortuna, which houses almost 70 physically and intellectually disabled people at its Balfour facility, deemed it fit to parade some of the patients at the offices of the provincial department of social development (DSD) in its run-ins with the department over subsidies...

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