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nursing thumb medium90 93TimesLIVE reports that two nurses — part of a roving HIV/Aids health team — were left traumatised after they were ambushed and hijacked outside Pietermaritzburg on Friday.  

KwaZulu-Natal premier Sihle Zikalala described the incident as “barbaric and shameful” at a media briefing on Sunday.  It happened near Thornville on Friday morning. Zikalala reported as follows:  “These nurses, aged 32 and 42, were part of the HIV/Aids roving team and had been transporting patients in the Hopewell area. When they got to a remote part of the road, they came under attack from three armed men who were travelling in a white bakkie. The men blocked the nurses' path, and forced them off the road. They abducted them and drove them to a secluded area where they took their valuables including handbags and cellphones and then dumped them near a bush.” The men escaped in the nurses' state vehicle, a white Toyota Avanza.

  • Read the full original of the report in the above regard by Suthentira Govender at TimesLIVE


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