Even Thuli joins huge outcry over doctor axed for ‘stealing’ chairs

23 August 2019 - 08:00 By Katharine Child
The open-aired courtyard at Cape Town's Tygerberg Hospital from where the chairs at the centre of the dismissal storm were taken.
The open-aired courtyard at Cape Town's Tygerberg Hospital from where the chairs at the centre of the dismissal storm were taken.
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The Western Cape health department has launched an urgent investigation into the dismissal of an anaesthetist in training and the suspension of his colleague for “stealing” two broken chairs from Tygerberg Hospital in Cape Town.

But while they await the outcome, a petition to have them reinstated has attracted 11,000 signatures, and former public protector Thuli Madonsela has described the whole thing as “bizarre”.

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