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Review: Dignifying assisted dying

Published Jun 25, 2022


Cape Town - Professor Sean Davison signed out his three-year house arrest sentence at the Western Cape High Court and spoke for the first time since his arrest on three counts of premeditated murder in September 2018.

In September 2018, Professor Sean Davison's peaceful life in the leafy suburbs of Pinelands, Cape Town is shattered.

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Arrested for the murder of Dr Anrich Burger, a once-fit athlete turned quadriplegic who begged Davison to assist him to end his life in 2015, the unassuming academic and father of three now finds himself locked up in a prison cell.

Under investigation led by the Hawks, an additional two murders are added to the case for which he now faces a mandatory life prison sentence.

Written in compelling detail, The Price of Mercy, tracks the extraordinary journey that Davison embarks on to prepare for the gruelling legal challenge that lies ahead.

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The desperate cries of many, begging for his assistance to help end their lives of suffering haunt him. Unwavering in his belief that we all have the right to die with dignity, Davison's battle is made more bearable by his friendship with the late and great Archbishop Desmond Tutu.

A book that will change the way you see death.

The Price of Mercy by Sean Davison is available at (R229).

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