This comes as Dignity South Africa executive member Sean Davison is facing a fresh charge of premeditated murder for the death of Justin Varian in 2015.
The State this week allegedly trumped up charges against the founder of Dignity SA, who has been campaigning for euthanasia to be legalised. The UWC professor appeared at the Cape Town Magistrate’s Court on Friday.
The State alleges both murders were premeditated. In November 2013, Davidson was accused of killing quadriplegic Anrich Burger by administering a lethal dose of drugs. Two years later, he was accused of killing Justin Varian by placing a bag over his head and administering helium. The UWC professor appeared at the Cape Town Magistrate’s Court on Friday.
But co-founder of Dignity SA Professor Willem Landman said Davidson’s arrest raised speculation around the timing since the alleged offences happened five years ago.