Cops hunt for nurse who raped patient

2011-12-28 09:10
Durban - Police are searching for a male nurse who allegedly raped a mentally ill patient at the Osindisweni hospital in Verulam, north of Durban, KwaZulu-Natal police said on Wednesday.

"A man believed to be a nurse allegedly raped a patient in the shower on Sunday night," Captain Thulani Zwane said.

The 30-year-old man pushed the patient against the sink and ordered her to be quiet before raping her. The man reportedly ran away from the hospital after being questioned by police.

Provincial health department spokesperson Chris Maxon said he was disturbed at the news of assault.

"Patients come to hospital expecting to be taken care of and not violated by a health practitioner. We are working with police to solve this matter."

Police were still searching for the man.

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