n Without Prejudice - Abandoned : platteland perspective

Volume 11, Issue 10
  • ISSN : 1681-178X



Dead babies in buckets and other horrors recently made newspaper headlines illustrating the unspeakable condition of some state mortuaries. The reports concerned morgues in the Eastern Cape in particular and they were so well-researched and compellingly written that they led to high level intervention to improve mortuary and post mortem services in the province. However, the poor state of these facilities has had serious legal consequences as well - in a case involving prominent Eastern Cape doctors.

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