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gunThe Mercury reports that a security guard has shot dead two supervisors allegedly following an argument after he was absent while on duty at an Umlazi clinic.  

He fired at his superiors who had had arrived at the clinic looking for him on Saturday night.  "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,” the Department of Health indicated in a statement.  Health MEC Dr Sibongiseni Dhlomo said he was "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."  Expressing his condolences to the families of the supervisors, he called for the law to take its course against the security guard.  In a separate incident on Friday night, an alleged would-be burglar was shot dead after a stand-off with security guards at King Dinuzulu Hospital.

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