South Africa: Nurses in fear after deadly shooting

By Rédaction Africanews

Sisi Ndebele, receives a seasonal influenza vaccine from a nurse at a local pharmacy clinic in Johannesburg, South Africa on Friday, April 24, 2020. Ordinarily, South Africa

Nurses at the Tembisa Hospital in South Africa are worried about their safety at work after their colleague was shot dead by her policeman boyfriend.

The 30-year-old constable drove into the hospital’s car park on Wednesday while on duty, called his girlfriend Lebo Monene into the parking lot where he shot and killed her.

Nurses at the Tembisa Hospital held an emotional guard of honour ceremony where hundreds of them sang while 30-year-old Monene’s body was being carried into the pathology van.

One of the nurses said: “If the police can come in and do something like this, then nobody is safe in this hospital. So, we are wondering who is going to be next.”

Gauteng Health MEC Nomathemba Mokgethi visited the family on Wednesday.

She has also reassured the nurses at Tembisa Hospital.

“Our hospitals are safe; it is a safe place you can find yourself in. It’s just that this situation is an isolated situation and nobody could have suspected it,” Mokgethi said.

The family of a slain assistant nurse said that they were aware that her relationship with her alleged killer was toxic and that was why she had moved out of their home.

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