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Health MEC, Dr Sibongiseni Dhlomo send his deepest condolences to bereaved families KZN Department of Health Health MEC, Dr Sibongiseni Dhlomo send his deepest condolences to bereaved families

Health MEC sends condolences to bereaved families

January 29, 2018

Staff Reporter

KwaZulu-Natal, South Africa: The KwaZulu-Natal (KZN) MEC for Health, Dr Sibongiseni Dhlomo has sent has sent out his condolences to the families of two KSA Security supervisors who lost their lives on Saturday night (January 27, 2018) after allegedly being shot by a security officer at Umlazi Clinic.

It is alleged that the supervisors had arrived at the clinic looking for the security officer but they could not find him as he was not at his post. When he eventually appeared, an argument ensued and the security officer allegedly shot both men.

One of the supervisors demised on the scene, while another was rushed to hospital, where he unfortunately lost his life.

The security guard was arrested and was scheduled to appear in court today, January 29, 2018.

In a separate incident late on Friday night, a man sustained fatal gunshot wounds during a stand-off with security guards after trying to break into the King Dinuzulu Hospital.

His accomplice was apprehended by the South African Police Service (SAPS). The allegedly accused was due to appear in court on Monday, January 29, 2018.

Reacting to the two incidents, Dhlomo said: “We wish to send our condolences to the families of the security supervisors who lost their lives. We are deeply pained by the fact that they demised at one of our health facilities, allegedly at the hands of someone who was tasked with looking after state property and the safety of the public, including that of the people that he allegedly killed. We wish their families strength at this difficult time, and sincerely hope that justice will take its course in this regard."

He added: “Regarding the incident at King Dinuzulu Hospital, this is yet another worrying example of the moral decay in our society that we find ourselves confronted by. It is inconceivable that anyone would want to break into a health facility – something that would undoubtedly sabotage its operations and potentially place the lives of innocent people at risk.

“We commend Kenyon Security for being vigilant in protecting state property. It is regrettable that a life has been lost. But if these people had not resorted to what they did, none of this would have happened,” stated Dhlomo.