Community rage ends deadly at Barberton Hospital

Two patients were attacked by a group of community members on Sunday at Barberton Hospital. 

This follows their admission at the hospital after sustaining gun shot wounds. The group stormed into the casualty ward where police were present with doors locked.

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According to the Health Department’s statement, after failing to gain entry to the ward, they proceeded to the parking area and shot dead the driver of the vehicle who transported one of the patients and set his vehicle alight. 

“It is very sad that our people resolve to taking the law into their hands. It is also not acceptable that our people now force their entry into our Health facilities and seek revenge. 

“This incident has seriously affected the staff and patients in Barberton Hospital. We want to plead with our communities that they should not enter our health facilities and seek revenge as this endanger the lives of our staff and patients,” said MEC Sasekani Manzini. 

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