Cops hunt for nurse who raped patient

2011-12-28 09:10

Durban - Police are searching for a male nurse who allegedly raped a mentally ill patient at the Osindisweni hospital in Verulam, north of Durban, KwaZulu-Natal police said on Wednesday.

"A man believed to be a nurse allegedly raped a patient in the shower on Sunday night," Captain Thulani Zwane said.

The 30-year-old man pushed the patient against the sink and ordered her to be quiet before raping her. The man reportedly ran away from the hospital after being questioned by police.

Provincial health department spokesperson Chris Maxon said he was disturbed at the news of assault.

"Patients come to hospital expecting to be taken care of and not violated by a health practitioner. We are working with police to solve this matter."

Police were still searching for the man.

  • Nelson - 2011-12-28 09:17

    we are not safe our homes, in hospitals..Funny thing is they dont even fear prison.god bless africa

      Squeegee - 2011-12-28 09:37

      What is wrong with these nurses? If this was an isolated incident it would be bad enough, but it seems to be a pattern...

      Hans - 2011-12-28 10:06

      South Africa is so unsafe that there are some police stations that have armed response!

      Ben S - 2011-12-28 10:08

      Or more like laws, courts or prisons dont count and it is not a deterrant, oppotunity counts. If it is there you use it.

  • rbczovczov - 2011-12-28 09:28

    It seems there are more men who know how to harm a girl than those who know how to charm a girl.Sad really.

  • Koos - 2011-12-28 09:35

    mmm... again a man...... if we want to help search for this man.... can we bring in any man or is this man purple??

      Citizen - 2011-12-28 12:42

      Hahahahaa, Koos, its a male man... that should help

  • Consolata - 2011-12-28 09:43

    These people that rape should not be considered human or even as animals. When have you heard of animals raping each other?? These horrible creatures should be castrated, no one should feel unsafe in their homes, in a hospital or walking the streets because of these creatures. I'm so sick and tired of all these rapists and I feel that the government is not doing enough to curb this growing trend. I am so frustrated that I am thinking of starting an online petition to the government to have these creatures branded with an R on their foreheads that way they know what it feels like not to feel safe in the society that they would like to live in. All women that falsely accuse men of rape should also be branded with an 'l'on their foreheads. I would like to be the one to castrate these creatures, but unfortunetly these creatures have rights embedded in the constitution.

      Albert - 2011-12-28 10:04

      Welcome to zuma`s new South Africa.Contract killers and drug mules for hire.Don`t worry about the law,all the top cops are in jail.Bring enough small change for bribes.Don`t land up in hospital if you are female.

  • BRIAN VAN RENSBURG - 2011-12-28 09:50


      Consolata - 2011-12-28 09:55

      The rape crisis in this country is so bad that the security might rape you as well

      lulama - 2011-12-28 10:07

      Your security will probably rape you too. Things are bad in this country

  • Herbert - 2011-12-28 10:02

    Reminds me of the incident at Weskoppies Mental Hospital when a patient raped the laundry lady and escaped. Next day the headlines were : "Nut screws washer and bolts"

      Kopraal SilverStar Mohloli - 2011-12-28 12:48


  • richmkhize - 2011-12-28 10:06

    its bad that this is happening at the hospital under the management of a dedicated and a man of intergrity in Dr kumar chinasammy

  • an0nthinker - 2011-12-28 10:25

    And when he's caught he'll be released on R500 bail. Its disgusting that people have no fear of justice anymore.

  • rashaad0hendricks01 - 2011-12-28 10:27

    Normally i say innocent until guilty but when circumstances point torwards definite guilt(running away after police questioning) then his name an picture should be released to press. He wont be on the run for very long then.

      Barefoot - 2011-12-28 10:30

      I wonder why they do not always show faces of suspects in S.A

      Kopraal SilverStar Mohloli - 2011-12-28 11:14

      @Barefoor: because it will flaw the identification process, it will be much easier for the perpetrator to claim the vic/witness only ID'd him bcz they saw his pics in the media

  • Ian - 2011-12-28 10:29

    its afreeka, this isnt even news anymores more like everyday normal behaviour, I suppose for a savage it is

  • paul.prinsloo3 - 2011-12-28 10:33

    With regard to rape cases reported in today's clumns,imagine your shock and reaction if you should be informed that a female member of your family (mother, wife, daughter, niece, cousin or friend) is being held in a holding cell in a jail a few hundred miles from where you are. It will be interesting if this question should evoke comment; many of us are concerned and would want to know how we could act collectively under such circumstances.I suggest that something akin to police forums, such as do exist in certain suburbs of JHB, PTA and CT, be brought about in all centres in the country, even the tiniest Khoi settlement, and that these organisations should work in tandem. If a father receives a message while in JHB that a lady of his family has been arrested in a small karoo vilage or on a farm, he should be able to phone a member of the country-wide police forum in the nearest town, and be able to rest assured that a member (preferably members as the system works in the northern areas of Pretoria) shall immediately react and rush to the police station to oversee matters. The call that we should work hand-in-hand with the police, are now only partially valid; we should work hand-in-hand to protect ourselves against the police.

      Michelle Kirsten - 2011-12-28 14:57

      Valid and constructive, a good idea

  • Comrade - 2011-12-28 10:58

    South Africa is turning into a disgrace!

      Roy - 2011-12-28 11:04

      South Africa is not turning into a disgrace. It is one huge disgrace run by thieves,corrupt officials and despicable people who are not concerned by others misfortune but by their own needs

      willbeonekenobi - 2011-12-28 11:24

      What do you mean 'turning into a disgrace'. It has already turned, bought a mansion, moved into it and made friends with all the cronies who run the country!

  • Roy - 2011-12-28 11:06

    If they catch this dirty s.o.b. I hope they give him the maximum sentence and thereafter all prisoners should make his life one big hell

  • Fawzia - 2011-12-28 12:14

    death penalty, no need for arguments please. open your heads.

  • Perfume5 - 2011-12-28 13:01

    Don't they do any screening before employing a person??

  • Gavin - 2011-12-28 14:38

    I really miss the days when rape was punishable by death.

  • Janice - 2011-12-28 14:44

    N U T C A S E . . .

  • alexandra.nett - 2011-12-28 16:34

    What a disgrace.......South Africa is on the moral let me rephrase cannot sink any lower....seems to me the only way out of this sh.thole is to claw our way back up and on the way up toss out the people in power who are the role models for this type of behaviour. This nation needs to be mentored by REAL LEADERS who lead by example.

  • Shirley - 2011-12-28 17:30

    Well the sentences they give criminals today allows them out so quickly -then along goes Mr rapist and applies to be a nurse and has a menu to selct from!

  • Mable - 2012-02-03 09:04

    Sick sick pervet!!!

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