Nurse fired for drugging, raping patient

2012-02-03 08:37

Potchefstroom - A male nurse has been fired for allegedly raping a patient suffering from depression in a Potchefstroom hospital, North West officials said on Friday.

"The moral fibre of our society is actually going down," health MEC Magome Masike told SABC radio news.

"We went through a disciplinary process where the man was found guilty and was fired."

North West police spokesperson Brigadier Thulani Ngubane said the 24-year-old man would appear in the Potchefstroom Magistrate's Court on February 16.

"The patient was admitted in the hospital for depression. She was sitting in a TV room when she was called by the male nurse to the linen room," Ngubane said.

Drugged, raped

"According to the information received, the victim followed the suspect because she thought he was calling her to give her medicine. It is alleged that the suspect drugged the victim with medicine before raping her."

The alleged rape happened on Thursday, January 19.

"The suspect used rubber gloves during the rape and disposed of it in the dustbin," said Ngubane.

The woman reported the rape to hospital authorities.

The man appeared in court for the first time on January 21 and was released on R1 000 bail.

Masike said the provincial health department had apologised to the woman and the community.

"We believe that hospitals [should be] safe places and we are quite disappointed," said Masike.

Last month, a male nurse from a Bloemfontein hospital appeared in court on a charge of raping a terminally ill cancer patient. The woman has since died.

In December, KwaZulu-Natal police said they were searching for a male nurse who allegedly raped a mentally ill patient in a shower at Osindisweni hospital in Verulam, north of Durban.

  • Stan - 2012-02-03 08:41

    Now prosecute the dam pig!

      procold2 - 2012-02-03 08:55

      stan this is on par with murder,life no parole so pappa can have his way with him for the next 25yrs, sick SOB dont even know how someone can get turned on with an unconscious person.

      Phillip - 2012-02-03 09:19

      Name and shame this sh@t!!!!

      Janice - 2012-02-03 09:23

      No Words Anymore.....

      sentebalengl - 2012-02-03 10:04

      I agree that its not enough that he was fired. He should face criminal charges.

      Johan - 2012-02-04 06:57

      You cant shame these animals!

  • John - 2012-02-03 08:42

    Fired or SET on Fire?... I prefer to be SET on Fire !!!

  • Lulama - 2012-02-03 08:43

    this is sick indeed!!

      StarStruck - 2012-02-03 11:44

      This is becoming a new sport. Singing the national anthem will become customary after raping someone. So will kill the boer after killing someone. What a country..

  • Wimpie.Haefele - 2012-02-03 08:44

    This is disgusting.

  • Wimpie.Haefele - 2012-02-03 08:46

    How do you leave your child or mother at a hospital if this happens, is it not suppose to be a safe place?

  • PointBlank - 2012-02-03 08:47

    WTF? Holy crap, what hell is wrong with South Africans.. This is not an isolated incident, it is happening frequently!

  • Andre - 2012-02-03 08:48

    Why don't you reveal his name, or is he being protected?

      John - 2012-02-03 09:15

      Or law protects individuals identity.....until they have been proven guilty in a court of law. There is a very small chance that he is not guilty, so his identity has to be protected until he is found guilty. It is right, after-all. Imagine if you were accused of a heinous crime, and your name is released for the world to see. And then it turns out they made a mistake and you were innocent ?

      Chris Potgieter - 2013-10-08 21:07

      they want to protect his `human rights`. he should be castrated and left to bleed to death

  • Bryn - 2012-02-03 08:48

    what the f@ck is wrong with people!!!!! No excuse what so ever!!!!!!! I dont give a sh1t if u were raped, you from a poor back groud, dont know better... i think humans need to stop what they are doing and take a look at themselves and whats happening around and start over. Coz what i read lately is getting worse and worse.... i feel sick to my core

      Bryan - 2012-02-03 10:42

      I honestly feel sick to my stomach. No words can express my anger. The girl was admitted for depression and now things are going to get a whole lot worse for her. I really have no words to express my disgust.....

  • eloffjnr - 2012-02-03 08:49

    R1000 bail for drugging and raping an ill woman. The justice system is broken.

      Chris Potgieter - 2013-10-08 21:12

      South Africa is broken and the present govt cant and wont ever fix it. they too busy enriching themselves and partying to care.

  • Kekeletso Nakeli - 2012-02-03 08:50

    These sort of situations occur because the security guards at the hospitals are busy doing tasks that are far beyond the job descriptions and not protecting those within the hospital. Instead they want to pretend like they have medical degrees and instead have bad attitudes. I thank God for my medical aid.

      Mike_or_Mpho - 2012-02-03 09:15

      I agree. I personally know some professional doctors that work for provincial hospitals, the stories that come out of there is absolutely revolting and shocking. Politics in hospitals, incompetence is the order of the day.

      siyat.bonanza - 2012-02-03 09:17

      I second that KK, I took my wife to a public hospital in 2010. The securities were busy stoping me from seeing my wife (even though the doctors said I could see her. They don't stop people who still pills and medicines for private doctors

      ApotreDeChrist - 2012-02-03 21:18

      You see, these days they say a person who does such things is mentally unstable and need to be seen by a doctor.

      Chris Potgieter - 2013-10-08 21:16

      its due to incompetency. people get hired whether they are qualified or not. minimal training is required these days and everyone is too wrapped up in their own life to really care, all you need is a grade 5 to become president of our country so what do you expect?

  • Wilma - 2012-02-03 08:51

    Mark my words, he will be out and about in no time working again for a nursing agency......

  • jjlambrechts - 2012-02-03 08:51

    2 litres of petrol, 1 match...whooosshh

      carpejugulim - 2012-02-03 09:15

      Perhaps a better idea, he has been arrested and charged, let out on bail and will (hopefully) be found guilty so how about a years course of estrogen (female hormone) injections? He will grow breasts and become more feminine in appearance, his voice will be pitched at a higher tone ... make someone an awesome wyfie for the duration of his stay in prison. Would be interesting to see how he feels after being raped on a daily basis without the benefits of drugs.

      carpejugulim - 2012-02-03 09:16

      I do however really like the wooosshh idea

      jjlambrechts - 2012-02-03 12:06

      I'll happily sponsor a couple of litres..

  • Snoopsy - 2012-02-03 09:00

    Cut his penis off and stitch it to his forehead. It clearly bugging him, obviously he does not know what to do with it!

  • Dave - 2012-02-03 09:04

    Did I miss something ?? "we believe hospitals should be safe places!!" I agree but should we not feel safe everywhere?? we are getting to used to the idea of a rape here and there and a murder here and there don't matter !!!! what the hell is going on?? each and every person should live in a non-fear environment, Is not "fear" the basic's for Terroism? Another thing I do agree with is that the moral fibre of society has been lost :(

  • Johan - 2012-02-03 09:04

    It must be a worry for all women is SA, with these animals on the loose. Not even safe in a hospital!

  • Mike_or_Mpho - 2012-02-03 09:12

    R1000 bail? Really?

  • Bryan - 2012-02-03 09:13

    R1,000 Bail..?? WTF

  • John - 2012-02-03 09:21

    "The moral fibre of our society is actually going down," health MEC Magome Masike told SABC radio news. The moral fibre of society plummeted in 1994....after the death penalty was abolished, and there was a free-for-all attitude. Do as you is cheap and expendable....crime pays....corruption is "normal" has turned into a sick society

      drishworth - 2012-02-03 09:44

      @iPixel, I'm beginning to wonder whether our society has ever had moral fibre - indeed things have plummeted since the abolition of the death penalty but isn't it sad that we feel the need to have such a barbaric deterrent to keep ourselves in check? What is lacking in our individual make up as human beings that sees a society that has so little respect for others? - irrespective of the past, I believe we are born with an inherrent respect for human life but that gene seems to be lacking in our society!

  • thomascmyk - 2012-02-03 09:21

    out on a R1000 bail? really? this is rediculous! and terrifying!

  • Ingrid - 2012-02-03 09:27

    They should never have given him bail. He has been fired, so nothing stops him from running! Our courts are a joke.

  • Michil - 2012-02-03 09:34

    Come on only R1000.00 bail your guys must be joking, it will lead to more

  • resend - 2012-02-03 09:35

    the government must do something ,this is becoming a norm to the health department even male patient are been raped but to come forward is just a waste and disgusting ,they go through a lot of stress and government must to do test if hiring them ,mentally they are not fit to serve on those department as they do have history within.

  • mabotjak - 2012-02-03 09:36

    Our country is going to the dogs.We need divine intervention here, lord this world has turned into a living hell, please come to our rescue.

  • Gavin - 2012-02-03 09:37

    I still recall the days when Rape attracted the death penalty. Subsequent to the abolition of the death penalty, rape has become so common place. I suppose they are encouraged by another famous rapist who go away with it.

  • Thoka - 2012-02-03 09:37

    Drugg the busted by his mubbles and chop his second head

  • birthwell - 2012-02-03 09:38

    Masike said "the provincial health department had apologised to the woman and the community" WHAT IF THE ACCUSED IS HIV POSITIVE? ANY COMPESATION???

  • Martin - 2012-02-03 09:43

    no religion = no morals. How can bail be granted to a rapist ?

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  • hennelie.visser - 2012-02-03 09:49

    Sorry, did I read correctly? Released on R1 000 bail???! I have no words. Just none.

      Tony Field - 2012-02-03 10:00

      R1000 bail....ridiculous! A person has just been jailed for 25yrs for attempting to murder a policeman in the U.K.

  • Serena - 2012-02-03 09:53


  • MSGRule - 2012-02-03 10:01

    Allegedly but he was found guilty....."The moral fibre of our society is actually going down," health MEC Magome Masike told SABC radio news." Yes it is!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

  • SGL - 2012-02-03 10:02

    Male nurses should be banned from having any contact whatsoever with female patients!

      MSGRule - 2012-02-03 10:09

      Why are there even male nurses? it is not right. like males owning preschool child care facilities. it si wrong

      Heiku - 2012-02-03 16:51

      Cmon now that's not fair. The rape situation in this country is absolutely shocking to say the least but to treat 50% of the population as rapists is going overboard. (By 50% I mean male humans)

  • Rochelle R Parry - 2012-02-03 10:06

    and what happenf to the nurse who raped the terminally ill cancer patient? Does he go free because she has died since? What a world *sad face*

  • Aphrodite - 2012-02-03 10:11

    FIRED??? No! do it properly and necklace the scum!!

  • smahlaba - 2012-02-03 10:12

    This is disturbing to say the least.

  • Dianne - 2012-02-03 10:15

    Castrate the bastard and chop his willie off so he has to sit down to pee and can never rape another woman!

  • Rainbow - 2012-02-03 10:21

    Corpses, dogs, chickens, goats and now dying patients in a hospital... And top Tv want to market a porn channell!

      Heiku - 2012-02-03 16:57

      Please could you explain your logic behind this comment. I'm not trying to solicit a response or whatever I am genuinely curious.

  • Klipkop - 2012-02-03 10:22

    I bet you he is addicted to porn. Did they check his cell phone!?

  • Chrono - 2012-02-03 10:34

    Fired through the head?

  • Ndoweni - 2012-02-03 10:35

    where is this world heading to

  • Patrick - 2012-02-03 10:37

    that is why quited during my enrolled nurse, i am straight and the things i saw. can affect ones hormones. i quited before i could turn gay. the are things a straight person should not see. at least doctors spend less time with patients.

  • reza.daniels1 - 2012-02-03 10:45

    I think male nurses should be done away with. The risk has become too high. I have never heard of a female nurse committing such a heinous crime.

      TaniaSandraSteyn - 2012-02-03 12:16

      The terminally ill lady was held down by a female nurse while her colleague raped her.

  • Kelly - 2012-02-03 10:46

    I cant believe this! to the sick bugger who did this, KARMA IS A BITCH!!!! your turn will come!!!!!

  • Shirley - 2012-02-03 10:50

    Rot in jail till his "bits" fall off!!!!

  • william - 2012-02-03 10:53

    Lock the fucccccccccccccr up and cut off you, know what!!!!!

  • zmputa - 2012-02-03 10:56

    To me this is not about a man in question, but about the morals of South Africans... What positive change do you bring in your work place, residential or your surroundings?

  • Jason - 2012-02-03 11:02

    How do these f*cks get released on a grands bail, wtf is going on?? He should be sentenced and doing time already!!

  • Comrade - 2012-02-03 11:14

    Sounds like an ANC supporter to me.

  • dumisiledee - 2012-02-03 11:15

    What's wrong with these male nurses?

  • desertratbkf - 2012-02-03 11:15

    Out on bail! The stinking filthy vermin should be castrated and shoved behind bars for the rest of his pathetic life! Let him be raped till his end! But the scum will get a slap on his wrist and be told "now dont you go doing things like that again, you naughty, naught boy!" NOT HUMAN!!!!!