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Court upholds finding: Vet in Thandi Modise case contravened council rules

In a shocking case that came to light in 2014, inspectors discovered that abandoned animals were starving on the National Council of Provinces Chair’s North-West farm.

FILE: National Council of Provinces chairperson Thandi Modise.  Picture: Thomas Holder/EWN

JOHANNESBURG - The National Council of the SPCA says the High Court has upheld an earlier finding against the man who refused to hand over evidence relating to criminal charges laid against Thandi Modise.

In a shocking case that came to light in 2014, inspectors discovered that abandoned animals were starving on the National Council of Provinces Chair’s North-West farm.

More than 50 dead pigs were found, with the remaining 85 eating their carcasses.

The SA Veterinary Council found Dr Sameer Abbas, the vet involved in the animal cruelty case, guilty on two charges of contravening the council's rules.

He appealed the finding in the High Court this month but failed.