Martha Marais dies more than a year after Mamelodi Hospital abuse

Martha Marais has been receiving counselling following the incident.

Martha Marais has been receiving counselling following the incident.

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JOHANNESBURG - The woman who made headlines after being shackled to a hospital bench, has died.

Martha Marais passed away on Friday at the Eersterust Community Health Centre in Pretoria.

READ: SAHRC investigating Mamelodi hospital abuse

She was in her late 70s and had celebrated her son's birthday just hours earlier.

A video of her tied to a bench at the Mamelodi Hospital sparked outrage last year.

READ: Gauteng Health Dept compensates woman shackled to hospital bench

Some hospital staff were placed on special leave as a result.

The Health Department compensated her family with an undisclosed amount of money.

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