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Marie Stopes suspends doctor over tweets

Marie Stopes suspends  doctor over tweets

Marie Stopes suspends doctor over tweets

By Se-Anne Rall Time of article published 29m ago

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A DOCTOR who boasted on social media about how what he had done had led a person to commit suicide, has been suspended.

On Wednesday, Marie Stopes Clinic confirmed that Dr Melusi Dhlamini, who is employed as a director at one of its facilities in Sandton, has been placed on suspension.

"We are aware of the recent comments made by one of our employees on social media. The employee in question has been suspended pending the outcome of an internal investigation," the clinic said.

In a tweet Dhlamini posted on Twitter, he said: "I’ve told you about the story of how I got someone blacklisted from ever registering at any university in SA until he killed himself? All because he wrote a homophobic Facebook status."

Dhlamini added he would do it again, without flinching.

Marie Stopes suspends  doctor over tweets

He then followed the tweet with another saying: "You don't get to make my existence a living hell and expect me to be civil. You will die."

Dhlamini has since deleted his Twitter account following the uproar that his tweets caused.

Marie Stopes suspends  doctor over tweets
Dr Dhlamini has since deactivated his Twitter account

Tweeps have also called on the Health Professions Council of South Africa (HPCSA) to dismiss Dhlamini.

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