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strike thumb medium85 85TimesLive reports that police have been called in to guard the Thelle Mogoerane Regional Hospital in Vosloorus, Gauteng.  The move came after the staff at the hospital on Wednesday held marches within the facility and chased away management.  

Gauteng Health MEC Gwen Ramokgopa advised:  “Today (Thursday) a management team from the head office will be at the hospital to monitor the situation.  South African Police Service has been involved and the public order police will be on site.  The law enforcement agencies will take appropriate steps against those who might attempt to disrupt the running of the facility.”  The problems arose because Sidas Security Services‚ contracted by the department‚ was unable to pay its workers as it was not paid the money due to it.  Security guards deployed by the company then decided not to work from 19 October.  They reported for duty at the hospital but did not do any work.  The strike allowed anyone to enter the hospital‚ which posed a huge threat to the patients and staff.

  • Read this report by Penwell Dlamini in full at TimesLive

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