Patients and staff members of the Tembisa Hospital are in shock after a fatal incident on Wednesday morning, 09 February 2022.
“Just after 08:00 this morning a 30-year old police officer entered the hospital driving a state owned vehicle with blue lights on and parked at the Accident and Emergency Department’s parking lot”. said the spokesperson of GDoH, Motalatela Modiba.
“The man then called his 30-year old partner who was on duty at the time to come to the parking lot. Upon arrival the police officer opened fire on the Enrolled Nursing Assistant and turned the gun on himself.” Modiba said.
The nurse unfortunately died while the police officer is currently in a critical condition.
Given the tragic incident the hospital is currently not in a position to receive the public into the hospital. This will allow the police to work on the scene of the incident and counselling of both staff and patients.
The Health Department would like to advise members of the public who need to access health care services at the Tembisa Hospital today to visit nearby health facilities as the hospital remains inaccessible.