Father of nurse’s son insists on burial

2011-04-01 00:00

NURSING sister Rosani Rassie was cremated as per her wish, while her son Nicholas (9) will be buried tomorrow, a close family friend said yesterday.

The source said the family wanted to bury them at the same time, but the father of the boy wanted it this way.

“The family is still reeling with shock so they can’t say much on the circumstances surrounding the deaths.

“This is the most difficult time for them and the remaining child, so it will take a while for them to open up.

“No one knows exactly what drove her to the edge,” said the source.

The Witness reported yesterday that Rassie (44) and her son Nicholas were found by a security guard in her car at the Protea Sports Grounds on Tuesday night.

The guard thought they were asleep and left, but came back later and became suspicious when he saw a syringe with a needle lying between Rassies’s legs on the car seat.

Rassie was employed in the intensive care unit of Pietermaritzburg Medi-Clinic.

A source close to the investigation confirmed yesterday that post-mortem results indicated the mother and son were killed by the sedative Dormicum, available only on prescription and used to render patients unconscious during surgery.

Medi-Clinic manager Rod Soutter declined to say on whether the hospital is missing supplies of Dormicum.

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