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High Court sends Wouter Basson back to Health Professions Council for appeal

Cardiologist Wouter Basson has been directed back to Health Professions Council of South Africa (HPCSA) to exhaust all internal appeal processes there.

Basson had applied to have two HPSCA disciplinary hearing chairmen recuse themselves from the proceedings against him, but the bid was dismissed in the High Court in Pretoria on Friday.

The HPSCA found Basson guilty of misconduct in 2013 for his involvement in the development of chemical weapons during the apartheid-era.

According to EWN's Barry Bateman, the courts found the application by Basson was premature.

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