Mental patient dies in fight
Fort Beaufort - A psychiatric patient was
killed on Thursday in Fort Beaufort, apparently during a fight with another
patient, an Eastern Cape official said.
The fight broke out early on Thursday morning
at the Tower Psychiatric Hospital, said health spokesperson Sizwe Kupelo.
The two men quarrelled, but the argument
turned physical and they started hitting and kicking each other.
One patient suffered head injuries and died
while being taken to another ward for treatment, Kupelo said.
"We are shocked, and we are going to
investigate the incident," he said.
Although fights had occurred before at the
hospital, this was the first time a patient had been killed.
The other patient would be transferred to the
Fort England hospital in Grahamstown, a high-security psychiatric hospital,
He said the department would investigate
Tower Hospital's security measures.