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Granny who was tied to bench in Mamelodi hospital dies

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Martha Marais, who made headlines after her ordeal last year, will be remembered for her sense of humour and courage to fight the department of health.


19 Oct 2020
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Granny who was tied to bench in Mamelodi hospital dies

Martha Marais, 76, as her family found her shackled to a hospital bench at the Mamelodi Regional Hospital last year.

The elderly Martha Marais, 76,  from Eersterust in Pretoria who was thrust into the spotlight after she was found tied to a steel bench in a government hospital on 19 May last year, has passed away. Marais died peacefully on Friday at the Eersterust Association and Community Health Centre in Eersterust, a few hours after her children had visited and celebrating her son Vernon’s birthday. Martha Marais while she was recovering from her ordeal at the Mamalodi Hospital last year. Picture: Ron Sibiya Marais made headlines across South Africa when she was found under a bench...

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