Video: Her aunt was tied to a bench in a hospital, so Virginia Keppler took on the Gauteng health system

Part 6 in our series on the Gauteng public health system crisis

By Adel Van Niekerk

4 May 2022

76-year-old Martha Marais was tied to a bench in Mamelodi Hospital in 2019. Her niece Virginia Keppler has subsequently become an outspoken activist for a better Gauteng health system. Keppler describes the battle she is fighting to hold health workers accountable for the way they treat patients.