KZN health MEC helps injured woman

2011-01-03 14:26

Mpumazi - KwaZulu-Natal Health MEC Sibongiseni Dhlomo stopped his convoy to help a badly injured woman found next to a stream in Mpumazi on Monday.

The convoy with Dhlomo and the province's traditional affairs MEC Nomusa Dube was headed for Mpumazi in Eshowe where seven people were killed by lightning on Sunday.

Community members had rescued the woman when they heard her cries coming from the stream.

Dhlomo, a doctor, stopped to assist a paramedic who was helping the woman.

Khumbulani Sikhakhane, a community member who had helped rescue the woman, told Sapa that most of the woman's face was injured.

"We took her from the stream and carried her to the side of the road.

"She had blood all over her body. She was also crying from the pain."

He said the woman told him that she was from Ndwendwe and was in a lot of pain.

Dhlomo helped the woman until an ambulance arrived, while community members gathered around to watch.

  • kubhekati - 2011-01-03 14:36

    Keep up the good work Mr Dlomo, we are very proud of you.

      THH - 2011-01-03 16:06

      Thats Doctor Dlomo, Doctor Sibongiseni Dhlomo.

  • SuperCal - 2011-01-03 14:40

    Nice one Dr are an example.....not like your peanut colleague who was doing 235km / hr....he would never have seen her

  • Wilfred - 2011-01-03 14:45

    Thanks baba, you showed the true spirit of ubuntu

  • delelani - 2011-01-03 14:46

    This report is vague. Was this woman hurt by someone or did she fall on the stream. Yes, people went to help because she was screaming, but, what happened. How did she get into the stream. Why was she bleeding?

      THH - 2011-01-03 15:54

      Read it again she was hit by lightning and then make comment.

      Dolphins - 2011-01-03 16:26

      @THH Where exactly does it say she was hit by lightning? It says the convoy was on its way to Mpumazi where people were hit by lightning, it doesnt say how she was injured. So @THH, read it and and then make a comment yourself!

      sizwethekingrat - 2011-01-03 16:31 THH. That is not what the article says. You are wrong 'Doctor THH'. lol.

      Bryan - 2011-01-03 16:40

      @THH the report says seven woman were KILLED by lighning. This woman was alive and the report does not say how she was injured. Read before you comment.

      THH - 2011-01-03 16:50

      My Bad I had to go back and give a second read and now understand that they were on their way to the scene of the lightning victims. I was a little stunned that Nomusa Dube needs to ask our science and tech. dept about how lightning is made. MY FAIL!!

  • Sharmay - 2011-01-03 14:48

    Well done! You make us proud! Finally, someone from the government that gives a crap. Give that man a Bell's!

  • Picasso - 2011-01-03 14:56

    Well done Mr Dlomo, sure beats speeding like the other MEC, you're a example for the other MECs.

  • Wanna be chef - 2011-01-03 15:08

    This is such a positive act and I am sure a good sign for 2011. Proud of you Doc Dlomo. May others follow your example.

  • sikhumbuzo.qwabe - 2011-01-03 15:26

    The MEC has shown a true spirit of UBUNTU. He has rewsponded positively to the call: "Dont Look Away". We hope other MEC's and Ministers take the good example and do the same when coming across needy people. It proves that the ANC and its former military wing, the People's Army uMkhonto WeSizwe produced a true cadre of a special type in dr. Sibongiseni Dlomo. Siyabonga Dinangwe. - 2011-01-03 15:45

      Why is he wasting taxpayers money on a convoy?

      Mundu - 2011-01-03 21:53

      Perhaps he didn't want to ride in the same car as that dumb ass Dube, makes him look bad?

  • Frungy - 2011-01-03 15:34

    It is good work, but just bear in mind that as a doctor had Dr Dhlomo NOT stopped he would have been guilty of a serious criminal offense, and would have had his license to practice revoked. Just bear that in mind.

  • Mlondi - 2011-01-03 16:02

    keep it up Mec, you showing ubuntu

  • THH - 2011-01-03 16:05

    Big Up to the Doc Dhlomo, can only imagine Nomusa Dube standing there scratching her head and asking where does lightning come from.

  • Made_In_SA - 2011-01-03 16:36

    Well done Doc! good to see the ubuntu spirit working!

  • Prudence - 2011-01-03 18:18

    how can you help paramedics in thier job.... she just cost convoy for nothing,i mean those guys are proffesionals,, she must just pay them

      Fiona - 2011-01-04 08:43

      Prudence the Paramedic was helping but it at no point mentions that it was a paramedic on duty. The Paramedic could have been one of the community members who heard her screams.the article reads that the Dr and the Paramedic helped until the ambulance arrived. Next time try look at the good rather than be a tad bit negative with your comments.

  • Kevin Rack - 2011-01-04 04:30

    KwaZulu-Natal Health MEC Sibongiseni Dhlomo stopped his convoy...convoy of what? 6 government vehicles with police protection. He is not even a big politician but has a convoy, driver and bodyguards too. Go overseas and these minor politicians take public transport or drive themsleves. The ANC politicians live like Lords in a third world country. He picks a poor women collecting water a stream in a nice fancy car. He is no hero but another money sucking government official.

      Bobson - 2011-01-04 13:34

      @Kevin, the article puts it correctly that there was another MEC in another vehicle, that to me is a convoy, it does not have to be 6 vehicles. The article never mentioned any body guards, in as far as i know, the MECs are driven around in one vehicle with a body guard and thats it. Get your facts straight before you confuse yourself and by the way loosen up, the guy did a commendable thing. Give credit where its due

  • brandon.govender1 - 2011-01-04 11:06

    Well done, but perhaps the MEC should be asking how the camera crews arrived before the ambulance? Or did they tell them to circle the block until after the press had enough pics and footage?

  • Spyrot - 2011-01-04 12:13

    Did they give this woman a breatherliser test. This sounds like a war wound that she got. New year is a strange time. And while the one minister was doing good his fellow traveller was trying to find out who turned the lightining on.

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