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MPS statement on death of Dr Abdulhay Munshi

17 September 2020

Statement to be attributed to a Medical Protection Society Spokesperson:

Medical Protection Society (MPS) is shocked and saddened to hear about the death of Dr Abdulhay Munshi.

The thoughts and prayers of MPS and South Africa’s healthcare profession are with Dr Munshi’s family during this sad time.


Notes to editor

As the matter is being investigated by South African Police Service, MPS will not be making further comment at this time.

For press enquiries contact: Mike Bridge at E: or T:+44(0)207 640 5167, M:+44 (0)7773 573303.

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