Sean Davison. File picture: Cindy Waxa

Cape Town - Founder of euthanasia advocacy group Dignity SA Sean Davison will appear at a Cape Town court on Wednesday morning on a charge of murder.

The 57-year-old was arrested at his home on Tuesday following the execution of a search warrant on a 2013 matter involving the death of 43-year-old Dr Anrich Burger who became a quadriplegic following a car accident.

Police spokesman Lieutenant Colonel Andre Traut confirmed the arrest stating that the suspect is expected to appear at the Cape Town Magistrate's Court on Wednesday.

Davison's arrest comes just weeks after his organisation hosted a pro-euthanasia conference in Cape Town calling for the legalisation of the right by terminally ill patients to choose when to end their life

Currently the practice is illegal in the country.

Dignity SA co-founder, Willen Landman confirmed Davison was arrested on Tuesday at this home following the execution of a search warrant.

“So far we understand that the charge is of premeditated murder related to the death of Dr Burger,” he said.

“There was a search warrant with the Hawks involved and his laptop and cellphone were seized and he is expected to appear at the Cape Town Magistrates' court this morning to hear on possible bail.”

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