Hospital security in Durban tightened after two protesters were shot dead

16 July 2016 - 10:23 By TMG Digital


Security has been beefed up at KwaZulu-Natal hospitals after two men were shot dead by hospital guards on Wednesday. Seven hospitals in the Durban area have been affected by protests the Health Department said were apparently linked to a decision by the department to absorb some private employees to government systems.Mahatma Gahandi Hospital‚ Prince Mshiyeni Memorial Hospital‚ King Dinuzulu Hospital and King Edward VIII Hospital were the worst affected‚ according to the department.KZN MEC for Transport‚ Community Safety and Liaison‚ Mxolisi Kaunda‚ Health MEC Sibongiseni Dhlomo and acting provincial police commissioner Bhekinkosi Langa visited King Edward VIII Hospital on Friday morning.The two men were allegedly shot dead by the hospital security on Wednesday and one guard was injured. One person was arrested.Police have arrested more than 15 protesters‚ mainly for violating the Gatherings Act and a court order which prohibits them to protest near the hospitals.

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