The South African Medical Association (Sama) said this following the release, and subsequent withdrawal, of a book detailing the last days of former president Nelson Mandela.
The book was written by former SANDF Surgeon-General Dr Vejay Ramlakan, who was part of the medical team treating Mandela in the months before his death.
Penguin Random House South Africa (PRHSA) made the decision to pull the book out of respect for Mandela’s family.
This after the family said it had been kept in the dark as to who could have authorised the publication of the book about the final years of the country’s founding president. Mandela’s widow, Graça Machel, had also threatened to sue the author and the publishers of the book. The Nelson Mandela Foundation said there were inaccuracies in it.