Patient who was raped in hospital dies
Bloemfontein - A terminally ill cancer patient who was raped at a government hospital has died, Free State police said on Monday.
"She died in hospital on Friday," said Lieutenant Colonel Annelie Wrensch.
Magda Lombard, 51, had been transferred by her family to a private hospital after she was raped at the National Hospital in Bloemfontein on October 15.
A male nurse allegedly raped her while his female colleague held her down.
The male nurse, 31, was granted bail of R500 by the Bloemfontein Magistrate's Court earlier this month, and would appear in court again on December 1.
Lombard could not identify her alleged rapist's female accomplice.
Wrensch said it was hoped that the results of DNA tests would be available before the man's next court appearance.