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Netcare doctors Beale, Munshi sued for negligence after 8 children die

A warrant of arrest has been issued for pediatric surgeon Dr Peter Beale and anaesthetist Dr Abdulhay Munshi after 10-year-old Zayyaan Sayed died following routine surgery.

Picture: Park Lane Hospital/Facebook

JOHANNESBURG - It's emerged that at least eight children have died allegedly at the hands of two Johannesburg doctors at Netcare Park Lane Clinic due to negligence.

A warrant of arrest has been issued for pediatric surgeon Dr Peter Beale and anaesthetist Dr Abdulhay Munshi after 10-year-old Zayyaan Sayed died following a routine surgery.

The pair are facing culpable homicide charges after Sayed’s lung collapsed and he died in intensive care unit in October.

It's understood a total of 21 families have come forward to sue Beale and Mushni for negligence.

The attorney representing the families Sinenhlanhla Mnguni said: “The groups have been divided into eight children who have lost their lives at the hands of Munshi and Beale.”

Mnguni alleged that the eight deaths should be attributed to Beale, while Munshi should also be responsible for one of those deaths.

Mnguni said while some of the cases date back to the 90s, their team is focusing on the more recent matters.

“Mostly from the year 2009 and moving forward, there’s been a number of parents who keep on coming forward.”

The two doctors will have to appear before a court on charges of culpable homicide once they have been arrested.

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