Nurse's car stoned, healthcare facilities worried about staff and supplies amid violent unrest

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Scenes of looting during the ongoing violent unrest in Johannesburg.
Scenes of looting during the ongoing violent unrest in Johannesburg.
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The Democratic Nursing Organisation of South Africa (Denosa) says that unrest in KwaZulu-Natal and Gauteng is a barrier to healthcare workers as its members have reported various difficulties amid ongoing unrest.

"As the protests are expanding now, it is becoming a barrier to nurses from either going to work or their homes. This is very concerning to us.

"For instance, this morning, a nurse around Gauteng reported that her car [while she was in full uniform] was stoned [allegedly] by protestors in one of the streets. It was badly damaged," spokesperson Sibongiseni Delihlazo told News24 on Monday.

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