Battle of the bottle begins

Sowetan Reporter and Sapa

Sowetan Reporter and Sapa

The saga of Health Minister Manto Tshabalala-Msimang continued yesterday.

The Health Professional Council said it would take action against those who leaked the minister's medical records to the Sunday Times.

"This is a flagrant violation of the ethical rule to maintain patient confidentiality," it said.

The Sunday Times yesterday refused to return documents to the minister' s office.

Tshabalala-Msi-mang said she would proceed with legal action after the newspaper failed to return her medical records.