Cape Town - Founder of euthanasia advocacy group Dignity SA Sean Davison was granted R20 000 bail on Wednesday morning in the Cape Town Magistrate's Court, where he appeared on a charge of murder.
Davison was granted bail of R20 000 with strict conditions restricting him from leaving the Western Cape without permission or contacting any witnesses. He is due back in court on November 16.
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.
Through his lawyer, Davison said that he intends to plead not guilty on the charge of murder.
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