A nurse was stabbed to death during what appeared to be a triangular fight at Zithulele Hospital in the Eastern Cape.
The Ministry of Health of Nomakhosazana Meth Province was shocked by the murder in the early hours of Saturday morning.
“The 34-year-old male nurse, who lives in the hospital nurse’s home on the hospital compound, was allegedly stabbed to death by his friend’s second friend from the community,” the provincial health department said in a statement.
A roommate in an adjoining bedroom heard “a big bang on the door” and went out to investigate.
“Allegedly, the perpetrator stormed in search of his girlfriend and an argument broke out. The fight ended with a fatal stab at the health officer.
“The roommate then called the hospital security service, who found the deceased bleeding on the floor and took him to the hospital, where he was pronounced dead. “
The police were called to the scene and later arrested the alleged perpetrator.
” Our hearts go out to the family and them during this sad and sad time Colleague of the deceased. As a department, we are sending healing prayers and words of comfort during this difficult time, “said Meth.
everyone to continue the fight against Covid-19. Our thoughts and prayers are with the family at this point. ”
Meth instructed the department’s security department to investigate how the perpetrator was allowed to enter the hospital premises armed with a gun. Health facilities have been declared safe zones where all forms of weapons are strictly prohibited.