South Africa 26.11.2014 03:36 pm

KZN nurse shot dead in front of staff members

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A case of murder has been opened after a staff nurse was shot multiple times outside the KwaDabeka clinic in KwaZulu Natal.

KwaDabeka police spokesperson Warrant Officer Sbusiso Ngcobo said the nurse (30), was leaving work at about 5.40pm yesterday when an unidentified man walked towards her car, shooting six to nine times through the windscreen, before fleeing on foot, Highway Mail reported.

Ngcobo added that the woman’s colleague, who was also in the car, had been unharmed.

A staff member at the clinic who wished to remain anonymous said he was still in shock after witnessing the fatal shooting which occurred outside the clinic in full view of the staff.

“I still cannot believe it, I am shaking. He just shot her about eight times in front of the staff. It will take time to forget what I witnessed,” said the staff member.

In a joint statement, KwaZulu-Natal health MEC Dr Sibongiseni Dhlomo and KZN health departmental head Dr Sibongile Zungu expressed their shock.

“What is even worse is that this happened at a time when we are engaged with creating a better environment for women, through the 16 Days of activism for no violence against women and children,” the statement read.

“This loss affects us greatly, as we are determined to ensure that every corner of the country has a qualified health worker, providing the best care possible.”

In September, a nurse was assaulted at Johannesburg’s Helen Joseph Hospital.

Other media reports stated that the woman had been raped, stabbed and beaten up.

No arrests had been made.

Caxton News Service

 

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