Cash-for-kid­neys sur­geon dies dur­ing Sey­chelles hol­i­day

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ONE OF the four sur­geons in­volved in an in­ter­na­tional cash-for-kid­neys scan­dal has died while on hol­i­day with his fam­ily in the Sey­chelles.

Ma­hadev Naidoo and three other doc­tors were charged with fraud, con­spir­acy to com­mit fraud and con­tra­ven­tion of the Hu­man Tis­sue Act for al­legedly per­form­ing il­le­gal trans­plant op­er­a­tions at Netcare’s St Au­gus­tine’s Hos­pi­tal in Dur­ban.

The charges were with­drawn in the Dur­ban High Court in De­cem­ber last year af­ter the judge found the sur­geons had their right to a fair trial in­fringed af­ter a seven-and-a-half year de­lay in bring­ing the mat­ter to trial.

The sur­geons, John Robbs, Ariff Haffejee, Neil Christo­pher and Naidoo, brought an ap­pli­ca­tion in De­cem­ber 2011 in which they claimed they did not know that wealthy Is­raelis had paid poor Brazil­ians for their kid­neys. They claimed ma­li­cious and se­lec­tive prose­cu­tion.

Netcare paid a R7 mil­lion fine for ad­mit­ting its guilt in the scam. – Sapa

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