Apartheid South Africa's 'Dr Death' found guilty of misconduct
PRETORIA (AFP) - South Africa's "Dr Death" Wouter Basson, who headed the apartheid regime's germ warfare programme, was found guilty on Wednesday of unprofessional conduct by the country's health council.
The former South African defence force surgeon-general, 63, now risks being barred from practising medicine after the council ruled that he had flouted ethical rules.
Basson faced charges over supplying suicide cyanide capsules to operational officers, tranquilising substances for kidnappings, and for producing sedatives, ecstasy and tear gas.
"The breaches of medical ethics amount to unprofessional conduct," said Jannie Hugo, chair of a Health Professions Council of South Africa (HPCSA) committee on the matter.