kznlogo thumb100 News24 reports that KwaZulu-Natal (KZN) Health MEC Nomagugu Simelane-Zulu has demanded answers from Nkonjeni Hospital's management in Mahlabathini and a contracted security company after a nurse was raped in the hospital's consulting rooms on Sunday.  

An unknown suspect apparently walked onto the hospital's premises at around 17:00 pretending to seek medical assistance.  He then proceeded to the internal clinic's consulting room and overpowered the nurse, before raping her.  By the time the police arrived, the suspect had already fled.  Simelane-Zulu is demanding answers as to how the suspect had made his way into the hospital and how he managed to flee without being detected.  She has requested a report from the hospital, security management and the district detailing how the incident could occur under their watch.  She has also directed that the nurse be given all the clinical and psychological support she needed.  A police spokesperson said a case of rape was being investigated, with the suspect still at large.


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