Written by: Doctors for Life
Article source: www.doctorsforlife.co.za

The hearing of Dr De Vos resumed yesterday in respect of counts 1 and 2 (that he tried to persuade a mother not to kill her healthy 19-week-old baby). As the hearing started the lawyers for Dr De Vos indicated that the HPCSA still had not complied with the ruling of the Disciplinary Committee on 30 August 2019, i.e. they had not provided the information needed for Dr De Vos to plead.

The Committee Chairperson indicated that, as a result of the prosecutor failing to provide the information, the Committee wanted to relook at whether there is any bad faith on the part of the HPCSA.

Dr De Vos then waived his right to claim that the HPCSA were acting in bad faith in order to proceed with the hearing. His reason for waiving this right among other things was that after 2 ½ years of bad faith by those driving the matter against him, the time had come for the truth of the matter to be heard.  The hearing then proceeded and De Vos pleaded “not guilty” to counts 1 and 2. 

The hearing has been set down for 2, 3, 22 and 23 April 2020.

Dr De Vos, who is a member of Doctors For Life International (DFL) is supported by DFL and legal team (De Wet Wepener Attorneys and Adv Keith Matthee SC) on a pro bono basis. For more information, please contact Doctors For Life International at 032 481 5550 or mail@dwinc.co.za

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Date published: 10/12/2019
Feature image: At the disciplinary hearing of Dr Jacques de Vos, from the left, Khotso Modise, Advocate Keith Matthee SC. Dr De Vos, and Dr Albu van Eeden, CEO of Doctors For Life International.

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  1. Thank you JOY! – for the Wonderful work you are doing – to keep us informed about – and standing up for The TRUTH regarding our Christian Beluefs – in accordance with GOD’S HOLY WORD!! BLESS YOU ALL ABUNDANTLY!! – You will be in my Constant Prayers. Warm Regards, Petra Smith

  2. The HPCSA should have an overall (and unbiased) look into what the Hippocratical Oath stands for when a medical student finally qualifies and takes his/her oath. Saving/preserving a life is what they have studied for and if that’s considered a crime, then why is Dr. De Vos being subjected to, what appears to be, such unethical and biased treatment by people that are supposed to be his peers????? Talk about being hypocritical – murder is murder, no matter how anybody looks at it. Only Father God had the power to start – and end a life! The HPCSA should be ashamed of themselves – 2.5 years and there’s no apparent end in sight for the good doctor. Shame on THAT justice system – and whoever it was that thought it prudent to have the charges brought against him.

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