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newsThe Star reports that calm has been restored to the Diepkloof government mortuary in Soweto after doctors at the facility returned to work following a two-day strike.  

The disgruntled doctors were opposed to the reinstatement of Dr James Mwesigwa, who was accused of stealing body parts from the mortuary.  He was suspended in November 2013 after he was accused of trying to take the brains and heart of a dead woman out of the mortuary in a bucket.  But he allegedly pushed for a pre-disciplinary arbitration and was reinstated at the mortuary on Monday.  Mwesigwa’s return to the facility prompted doctors to refrain from working, affecting the release of bodies to relatives.  But yesterday, the facility appeared to have returned to normality as all staff members, including doctors, appeared to be back at work and mortuary vans were seen entering the premises to collect bodies.

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