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Patients murdered at Durban hospital

2011-09-20 21:19

Johannesburg - An elderly woman and a man have been murdered inside the King Edward VIII Hospital in Durban, KwaZulu-Natal police said on Tuesday.

Police were informed about the murder of a 49-year-old man on Sunday, Lieutenant Colonel Vincent Mdunge said.

They found his body in the hospital with strangulation marks around the neck and several bruises.

A woman, whose age was not disclosed, was killed a few hours earlier in the same hospital.

"The two patients were apparently murdered, but I cannot provide further details."

The man had phoned his family to complain about bad treatment in the hospital a few days before he died, Mdunge said.

Two murder dockets were opened. Hospital management could not immediately be reached for comment.

Comments
  • Skuinskoek - 2011-09-20 21:27

    Un-bloody-believable!!!!!!!!!!!! Safe places of care?

      BOER - 2011-09-20 21:47

      Never heard of anything so sad. What is going on in that country?

      Yoni - 2011-09-20 21:53

      Poor guy must've been scared stiff!

      Henk - 2011-09-20 22:36

      May God judge these evil animals very swiftly!

      LBS - 2011-09-21 12:19

      A Serial killer !!!!!

  • africanwolf - 2011-09-20 21:35

    Death penalty now! or it will get worse

  • DW - 2011-09-20 21:39

    What is it with News24? This "news" has been out for days now.

  • za101 - 2011-09-20 21:43

    and government wants NHI?

  • aisling.usa - 2011-09-20 21:57

    Is this a joke? What the hell has this country come to?

  • aisling.usa - 2011-09-20 21:59

    How about we stop fighting over what hate songs we are allowed to sing and rather concentrate on the murders and rapes and awful inhumane events that are happening and the fact that NOTHING is being done about it.

      Banned - 2011-09-21 00:51

      Cheetah, we all Africans, whether you like it or not. All the way from Libya down to Cape Town, its all Africa

  • Ian - 2011-09-20 22:09

    and i thought the bloody doctors were a bunch of butchers

  • Mickey Fin - 2011-09-20 22:21

    Just when you think you have seen it all! I reckon countries such as Australia, New Zealand, Cananda and even the USA needs to open their borders and allow South Africans in as refugee's. You are not safe anywhere anymore.

  • Ula Gillion - 2011-09-20 22:33

    How sad to meet your death in the very place you went to in order to get better! Condolences to the families of these victims.

  • ProudlyKgomo - 2011-09-20 22:34

    I'm very curious to know who has the guts to kill patients at a public hospital! Have mercy......they are patients heaven's sake!

      LBS - 2011-09-21 12:20

      Serial Killer !!!!

  • Cat Woman - 2011-09-20 22:45

    Oh my gosh what on earth next? What about hanging people like this in public? Oh I just can not believe this sad story. I once use to nurse many years ago this is not an employment for getting wealthy it is an occupation because you love to assist people that can not help themselves. I know that it is the worst paid employment but please be dedicated to the patients...

      King Cheetah - 2011-09-20 23:16

      Again,,What's worse is that the King Edward Hospital is a horrendous disgusting place to ever be hospitalised in... what you getting to know about is nothing compared to the treatment other patients receive and this is a FACT!!! Bloddy place should be bulldozed to the ground and the staff and management buried in the rubble....grrrrrrr!!!!!!!

  • Cat Woman - 2011-09-20 22:47

    OH Margie my heart bleeds for the animals as well but think of the children that are being raped daily. There is just no voice for these children... What is the government going to do about this sensless raping and slaining?

  • King Cheetah - 2011-09-20 22:48

    Damn News 24 this news is soooooooo yesterdays news..... what is up with your reporters these days???? They are so behind the times with everything lately...grrrr!!!!

      King Cheetah - 2011-09-20 23:00

      What's worse is that the King Edward Hospital is a horrendous disgusting place to ever be hospitalised in... what you getting to know about is nothing compared to the treatment other patients receive and this is a FACT!!! Bloddy place should be bulldozed to the ground and the staff and management buried in the rubble....grrrrrrr!!!!!!!

  • christine.nutter - 2011-09-20 22:51

    Before 1994 we used to save patients, now we murder them if they piss us off. Welcome to the new SA

      LBS - 2011-09-21 12:21

      You moan, you die ....

      Gungets Tuft - 2011-09-22 06:08

      Christine - pre-1994 King Edward was much, much worse. Please trust me on this, overworked doctors and nurses made life and death decisions hourly. Pick some other yardstick, but the pre-1994 one is just wrong. Hospitals in black areas were a living hell. They are still bad, but the comparison is wrong.

  • crackerr - 2011-09-20 22:53

    It is earnestly hoped that the man was not killed because he complained to his family about bad treatment in hospital. They should check if the woman also complained about bad treatment.

  • MedicC - 2011-09-21 04:16

    This is crazy, how can you be a health worker and kill someone???????? Some people give medics, nurses and doctors a bad name, and the rest of us who safe lives because it is our passion, we are discussed by this!!!!

  • Verdade - 2011-09-21 06:34

    Only in South Africa.... no one is safe! Except those controlling the country, meaning our corrupt government officials (security guards & police).... Disgusting filthy idiots!

  • Fiona - 2011-09-21 07:50

    The lady was in her late 50's. She was a friend of my domestic worker. Her funeral is on Friday. So sorry for the family. Hope they take this further and the people responsible get caught.

      BlackSwan - 2011-09-22 10:17

      This is crazy-ridiculous! any reports on how she dies? May her soul rest in peace, and the killers' never find rest

  • Nkalakatha - 2011-09-21 08:10

    If staff heard you complain , they take you "out" ????? So much for the new NHI ??????

  • Great White - 2011-09-21 12:29

    A serial killer inside the hospital or just a normal day in the Revolting of South Africa...

  • K Man - 2011-09-21 13:07

    useless ANC dept. of health savages!

  • Bloubul Jonck - 2011-11-14 07:10

    It is better to stay at home and die there.

  • johnnymacza - 2011-11-27 06:44

    would not be surprised if it would be one one of the black so called nursing staff. I have first hand experience that they do not give a damn about good service delivery.

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