Medical mediation has become a buzzword in health departments across the world as an alternative to taking legal action to solve disputes.
Mahlangu's resignation over the deaths of mental patients sets her apart from her colleagues in government. But, it does not portend a new trend in political accountability for the governing ANC.
The 94 people with mental health disorders who died after they were moved from the Life Esidemeni facility and put into inadequate care shows the poor state of mental health care in South Africa.
A South African politician under whose watch 94 psychiatric patients died resigned this week. But should she be taken to court to be held properly accountable?