THE family of a 25-year-old social worker who died at a private clinic in Daveyton on the East Rand want thefacility to be closed down.
Nokuthula Mdaka, of Daveyton, was eight months pregnant when she went to Saver Medicare and Khuveni Maternity Hospital, owned by Dr Oluseyi Ayodele Oduntan, complaining of flu but died while trying to give birth to a stillborn baby.
Another family has opened a case with the Health Professions Council of South Africa (HPCSA) after their twins died at Oduntan's clinic.
On Tuesday, Oduntan appeared in the Benoni regional court on three charges of sexual assault and unlawful employment.
Mdaka was accompanied by her boyfriend Thomas Mohlapi on June 30.
Mohlapi said when they arrived at the clinic Oduntan said Mdaka had low blood pressure and a lung infection. He said he would give her antibiotics.
"Oduntan told me the baby was dead and took her to the labour ward and said she was giving birth," he said.
Mohlapi said he was told to wait outside and Oduntan called Mdaka's mother.
"Nokuthula said that she was hungry but the doctor told her she could not eat as she was giving birth," said Mohlapi.
He said the doctor later told them Mdaka had died.
Mdaka's mother, Khunjulwa, said Oduntan demanded R2000 before he stormed out of the office and locked the room where her daughter's body was lying.
"He said he was giving me a discount as the normal price was R5000. He left without explaining," she said.
Meanwhile, Khaya ka Mshengu and his wife Happy will be at the HPCSA for a hearing next month to stop Oduntan from operating as a medical professional after their twins died at the clinic in 2007.
Mshengu said: "He continues to slaughter people while he has a pending case. He needs to be stopped, the government must act."
Oduntan denied any wrongdoing and said that he did everything in his power to save Mdaka's life.
Oduntan said he would attend the HPCSA hearing and could not comment about the court case as it was still in progress.