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Death at Huis Maudie Kriel: Ceres old age home was last inspected almost five years ago

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Wheelchair-bound Sagrya Engelbrecht, 81, who was allegedly left outside overnight in the cold. (Supplied by family)
Wheelchair-bound Sagrya Engelbrecht, 81, who was allegedly left outside overnight in the cold. (Supplied by family)

The Ceres nursing home, where an elderly woman died after she was allegedly forgotten outside for hours in the cold at night, was last inspected by the Western Cape government almost five years ago. 

While this is apparently not out of the ordinary, since the provincial social development department implements a three to five year monitoring plan, concerned parties have called for more regular visits to facilities caring for the elderly.

Huis Maudie Kriel has 89 residents and 60 staff members, according to ACVV, a national body which the nursing home is affiliated to.

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