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4 Mamelodi Hospital employees under investigation after elderly woman tied to benches

Four staff members have been implicated, following the video which appeared on social media of the elderly patient who was allegedly tied to a bench at Mamelodi Hospital.

The video which shows the 76-year-old woman lying on the cold floor sparked outrage on social medic and has led to an investigation by the Health Department.

According to EWN, the Gauteng Health MEC Bandile Masuku and officials from the Human Rights Commission visited Martha Marais on Sunday and informed her that two doctors, a nurse and a security guard have been placed on special leave pending the outcome of the investigation.

Family spokesperson Virginia Keppler said they were happy with how promptly the matter was responded to and it appears that more people might be implicated in the incident.