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Traumatised ouma can’t sleep or eat, lives in fear after hospital ordeal

Human rights commission set to meet Gauteng health to discuss a settlement for alleged ill-treatment caught on video

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Pensioner Martha Marais continues to relive the day she was tied to a bench and left to lie on a cold floor at Mamelodi Hospital in Gauteng.

Ouma Martha, as she is affectionately known to family and friends, cries constantly, seldom sleeps and lives in fear that her alleged abusers will come after her.

The incident sparked national outrage after a video of her plight went viral on social media and resulted in the SA Human Rights Commission (SAHRC) stepping into the fray...

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