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sahrc thumb medium90 90News24 reports that the SA Human Rights Commission (SAHRC) will this week be convening an inquiry into the recent demonstrations and protests at the Charlotte Maxeke Johannesburg Academic Hospital.  

The commission's provincial manager Buang Jones said the inquiry would look into the impact the protests had on patients, and also find out whether the damage caused was "reasonably foreseeable and preventable".  Jones added:  "We also want to look into the role that was played by the unions that took part in the protest."  The SAHRC visited the hospital on Thursday for a site inspection following several reports alleging there was a shortage of radiation oncologists in the hospital's oncology ward.  Over a week a week ago, hospital equipment was damaged and operations were disrupted when staff protested, claiming they hadn't been paid bonuses owed to them for the 2016-17 financial year.

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