Durban - A Durban professor and head of department at a state hospital was hauled before an inquiry following allegations of unprofessional conduct.
The doctor faces a charge of unprofessional conduct towards his colleagues; in that he allegedly made derogatory comments about staff and patients during the period of 2011 and 2012.
The doctor, who is a specialist, is accused of calling his staff zoo animals and saying he is the zoo keeper, among other things.
He cannot be named until he pleads.
On Thursday the doctor appeared before the Health Professions Council of SA (HPCSA) in Durban.