2017-05-11 06:02
Khayalethu NgamlanaPHOTO: mbongiseni maseko

Khayalethu NgamlanaPHOTO: mbongiseni maseko

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He fought the thugs and they could not manage to rob him of anything. Sadly they stabbed him on his left side of his chest. He walked back to the hospital, but died shortly because of heavily bleeding,” Tsewu said.

Magama will be laid to rest in Khayelitsha Cemetery, on Saturday, 20 May.

Monique Johnstone, principal communications officer for the provincial Department of Health, said Magama was stabbed “within close proximity of the facility” and that the tragic lead to take a decision to protest which the department does not condone.

“Labour and management have been engaging with employees to find common ground and to mobilise staff to return to their duties, as healthcare is an essential service and the health of our community and clients is priority. Healthcare services at the facility’s trauma unit is still operational.

The Department views criminal attacks on staff and clients as an extremely serious matter, and extensive engagements are ongoing with the South African Police Service, Community Police Forums, the Department of Community Safety and various other safety organisations. The Department is currently arranging a neighbourhood watch with the Community Police Forum to ensure that visible security is present when shift changes take place. The transport service is still valid and available for staff to utilise on request,” Johnstone said.

Johnstone also said the department sent condolences to the family of the deceased.

Constable Sindisiwe Ngqele, communication officer at Gugulethu Police Station, said police are still investigating and that no arrests have been made yet.

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