Laborers affiliated to the National Education Health and Allied Workers’ Union (Nehawu) went on strike at Witbank Hospital in Mpumalanga over safety concerns.
On Tuesday, laborers took an action after the ongoing homicide of a patient who was recovering from gunshot injuries at the hospital.
The 34-year-elderly person was brazenly killed in the emergency clinic’s passages on Saturday after his supposed alleged attacker tracked him down at the hospital and shot him again.
The shooter is understood to have fled the scene and no arrests were made.
Nehawu’s provincial spokesperson Welcome Mnisi said laborers were requesting more tightly safety efforts at the medical clinic.
“We want to know whether the security personnel at the hospital can deal with any situation and protect our members should anything happen. We also want to see entrances at the facility having safety measures in place,” Mnisi said.