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SA's medical organisations urge renewed action on finding Munshi's killers

Four medical organisations representing general practitioners and specialists in South Africa have urged police not to rest until Dr Abdulhay Munshi’s killers are brought to book, reports The Times. Munshi was gunned down in an apparent hit on 16 September 2020 in Orange Grove. No arrests have been made in connection with his murder.

The Federation of SA Surgeons (Fosas), the SA Medical Association (Sama), the SA Private Practitioners’ Forum (SAPPF) and the SA Society of Anaesthesiologists (Sasa) said the health-care sector "supports and appeals to the police to continue the hunt for Dr Munshi’s killers and to not rest until justice has run its full course”.

The Times reports that Munshi was one of two prominent doctors who found themselves in a medical storm after they were blamed for the death of a 10-year-old patient after surgery. Zayyaan Sayed died at Netcare Park Lane Clinic in October 2019 hours after Professor Peter Beale performed what was meant to be a routine laparoscopic operation to stop reflux.

Beale’s case has been transferred to the High Court in Johannesburg on charges of murder and fraud.


[link url="https://www.timeslive.co.za/news/south-africa/2021-02-23-doctors-call-on-police-to-find-killers-of-joburg-anaesthetist-abdulhay-munshi/"]Full report in The Times (Open access)[/link]



See also MedicalBrief archives:

[link url="https://www.medicalbrief.co.za/archives/munshi-murder-follow-the-law-hpcsa-head-urges-authorities/"]Munshi murder: Follow the law, HPCSA head urges authorities[/link]


[link url="https://www.medicalbrief.co.za/archives/munshi-murder-doctor-groups-call-for-government-action/"]Munshi murder: Doctor groups call for government action[/link]


[link url="https://www.medicalbrief.co.za/archives/doctor-accused-of-culpable-homicide-shot-dead-in-johannesburg/"]Murder of Munshi: HPCSA calls on government not to ‘criminalise medicine’[/link]


[link url="https://www.medicalbrief.co.za/archives/munshi-reflecting-on-a-tragedy/"]Munshi: Reflecting on a tragedy[/link]


[link url="https://www.medicalbrief.co.za/archives/murder-of-charged-anaesthetist-brings-pressure-for-legislative-change/"]Murder of charged anaesthetist brings pressure for legislative change[/link]


[link url="https://www.medicalbrief.co.za/archives/prosecuting-healthcare-professionals-for-culpable-homicide-who-benefits/"]Prosecuting healthcare professionals for culpable homicide – who benefits?[/link]

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