Dentist plunges 6 storeys to her death

2015-10-16 18:03


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Mbombela - Mpumalanga police are investigating the death of a dentist who fell from the sixth floor of a building at Rob Ferreira provincial hospital in Mbombela on Friday morning.

The body of the dentist, Phumzile Nkosi,52, was found by a colleague on the ground next to the building at around 07:15.

"She was living on the sixth floor of the doctors' residence and her body was found by one of her fellow workers," said provincial police spokesperson Brigadier Selvy Mohlala.

"The details are currently very sketchy, but our forensic team is investigating what happened. We are not sure at this stage whether she jumped... or fell by accident. Our investigations will reveal whether there was foul play or not."

Provincial health department spokesperson Dumisani Malamule said the department would co-operate with the police investigation.

"The department learnt with shock this morning about the horrible death of one of our doctors. We send our deepest condolences to the family and will co-operate in any way we can to uncover exactly what happened," said Malamule.

The police and the department had promised to release a joint press statement once further details have been established.

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