Health: suspended Dr Mark Blaylock returns to Manguzi today

2008-06-02 00:00

Cape Town — Dr Mark Blaylock, the chief medical officer of Manguzi Hospital in northern KwaZulu-Natal, who was suspended in April without pay for putting a picture of KZN Health MEC Peggy Nkonyeni in a dustbin, returns to work at the hospital today.

In a telephone interview with The Witness yesterday, Blaylock said he is delighted to be back at the hospital.

After the incident with the picture, Blaylock attended a disciplinary hearing, after which he was suspended from May 1. However, five days later, his suspension was revoked. In the meantime, he had accepted a one-month contract in Carletonville, which he said was “relatively unstressful”.

Blaylock said he believes there is still a “witch hunt” going on. “I get the impression people are still going around trying to find dirt.”

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