Medical fraternity calls for justice after doctor is killed

The medical fraternity is outraged at the murder of Doctor Abdulhay Munshi and is demanding swift arrests. The anesthesiologist was gunned down Wednesday in Orange Grove in Johannesburg, in an apparent hit. Courtesy of #DStv403

JOHANNESBURG - The medical fraternity is outraged at the murder of Dr Abdulhay Munshi and is demanding swift arrests.

Munshi was gunned down on Wednesday in Orange Grove in Johannesburg in an apparent targeted killing.

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Munshi and Professor Peter Beale were on trial for culpable homicide after their young patient passed away last year following complications.

Friends and colleagues gathered outside Munshi's home on Thursday.

"We want to protest what we assume is an assassination on our colleague and we protest the lack of the rule of law in our country and the people and that people can take the law into their own hands and not abide by the justice system and get justice that way," said Dr Lindy Sinclare.

Munshi's devastated family has welcomed the support and messages of condolences. 

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It's understood a blue Mercedes-Benz, without number plates, bumped into the back of Munshi's car.

When he got out of the vehicle to inspect the damage he was shot several times. He died on the scene.

There's been widespread speculation the murder may be linked to Munshi's criminal trial but police say the motive has not been established. 

It's understood Munshi's co-accused has been taken to a safe house.

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eNCA