SCA overturns right-to-die ruling

Bloemfontein - The Supreme Court of Appeal (SCA) on Tuesday overturned a high court ruling that allowed a terminally ill cancer patient the right to commit suicide with a doctor’s help.

The High Court in Pretoria handed down the ruling in the case of Cape Town advocate Robin Stransham-Ford, 65, last year.

It was appealed by the Minister of Justice and Correctional Services, the Minister of Health, the National Director of Public Prosecutions and the Health Professions Council of SA.

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