'Dr Death' faces HPCSA

The families of Wouter Basson’s victims want him struck off the medical practitioners’ roll.

The families of Wouter Basson’s victims want him struck off the medical practitioners’ roll.

CAPE TOWN - Families who lost their loved ones, allegedly at the hands of Wouter Basson and apartheid-South Africa's chemical and biological warfare programme, will be attending his appearance before the Health Professions Council of South Africa (HPCSA) in Pretoria today.

Closing arguments are expected in the matter around his professional conduct.

Basson was dubbed 'Doctor Death' for leading the chemical weapons programme during apartheid.

Relatives of his suspected victims now want him to be barred from private practice.

Marjorie Jobson of the Khulumani Support Group, a human rights group representing victims of apartheid, said, "The outcome that we would like to see is that Basson is struck off the role of medical practitioners because he produced chemical agents that were used to incapacitate political activists and many of them were then abducted."