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Parkinson’s shouldn’t stop me: doctor axed by Free State health


Parkinson’s shouldn’t stop me: doctor axed by Free State health

A forensic clinical manager in Welkom is suing the department, though he’s lost part of his battle in court


Free State doctor and forensics clinical manager Yusuf Vahed is suing the provincial health department, claiming he was discriminated against and fired because he has Parkinson’s disease.

He managed to secure a court order against the department last year, but Free State health challenged that, and the decision was rescinded by the Bloemfontein High Court.

Earlier in November, the high court  ruled on two separate applications. The first application was from Vahed, asking the department be held in contempt of court for failing to pay his salary until his case at the labour court was settled. This was agreed on and ordered by the high court in August last year...

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