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Gauteng drug rehab centre to be closed after patient dies

A Gauteng drug rehabilitation centre, found to be operating illegally, is expected to be shut down in the next six weeks, reports Post. This comes after father of three, Muhammed Shaik, 40, died on 12 October, two weeks after being admitted to the Magaliesburg Health Centre, a division of the Crescent of Hope South Africa organisation, on 28 September.

His nephew, Ibrahim Khan, said Shaik was allegedly assaulted a day after he was admitted in attempt to “control” him.

Gauteng Social Development Department spokesperson, Mbangwa Xaba, is quoted in the report as saying that the centre was in the process of being closed. Investigations found that the centre’s registration had lapsed in January last year, he said. The centre was also ill-equipped to operate as an in-patient treatment centre in terms of the Prevention and Treatment of Drug Dependency Act, Xaba said.

Khan said the family, of Lenasia in Johannesburg, were furious because he was placed in the centre in good faith and they have now opened a case of murder.

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