On Thursday, health ombud Malegapuru Makgoba released an 88-page report detailing his investigation into alleged malpractice and human rights abuses at the Tower Psychiatric Hospital in Fort Beaufort, Eastern Cape. The investigation followed a formal complaint by a senior psychiatrist at the facility, who alleged that 90 patients had died in an eight-year period.
The report found that the death toll was inflated and that there was “no prima facie evidence of institutionalised, systematic or deliberate violations of Human Rights by staff at Tower Psychiatric Hospital and Psychosocial Rehabilitation Centre.”
Watch Makgoba deliver his findings
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