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

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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.

Correction on 2022-05-04 10:00

A previous version of this article stated that Martha Marais was tied to a bench in Mamelodi Hospital in 2018. This was corrected to 2019.

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