Mokopane doctor held accountable for racism by South African Human Rights Commision

Mokopane doctor held accountable for racism by South African Human Rights Commision

- A doctor in Mokopane faces backlash following discrimination in his practice

- He was found guilty by the South African Rights Commission

- Measures have been taken to correct the doctor

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A Mokopane doctor, Jimmy van der Berg, was caught practicing in an unjust manner and using methods of segregation on his patients. He discriminated against them based on their race. The South African Human Rights Commission (SAHRC) confirmed that they would like a written and public apology from the doctor.

After thorough investigations done at the doctors practice in Limpopo on Wednesday; the commision found different consultation room allocated to his patients by race, primarily black and white.

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The doctor was further asked to give 48 hours of free medical service to the underprivileged and should give counselling free of charge to affected staff members.

Lastly, he has also been offered a free workshop by the SAHRC where they will train him, in order not repeat this ordeal again.

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Source: Briefly.co.za

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