HPCSA has applied for leave to appeal Wouter Basson Recusal Judgment
The Health Professions Council of SA (HPCSA) is expected to apply for leave to appeal a judgment recusing two of its members from the committee looking into the professional conduct of Dr Wouter Basson.
“If Judge Potterill’s judgment is to be applied, it will impact extensively on the ability of practitioners who are members of various professional associations to make themselves available as members of committees of preliminary inquiry, alternatively professional conduct committees.
“In light of the serious implications of the judgment, the HPCSA has instructed its attorney Tebogo Malatji of Malatji & Co to file an application for leave to appeal to ensure that the functioning of the HPCSA is not hampered by the unintended consequences of the judgment,” HPCSA spokesperson Daphney Chuma said in a statement on Tuesday.
This comes after Basson, the former head of the apartheid government’s chemical and biological warfare programme Project Coast applied to the Gauteng High Court in Pretoria to have two HPCSA members recused after an HPCSA tribunal found him guilty of unethical conduct in December 2013.
1 July 2019