The Tembisa Hospital community remembered deceased Enrolled Nursing Assistant, Lebogang Monene, on the first anniversary of her tragic passing. Monene was allegedly shot and killed by her partner on February 9th 2022, while on duty at the hospital.

According to reports, Monene’s partner, Lucky Mudau, a 31-year-old police officer, entered the hospital driving a state vehicle with blue lights on and parked at the Accident and Emergency Department’s parking lot. He then sent someone to call Monene, who was on duty, and upon her arrival, he shot her before turning the gun on himself.

The wheelchair-bound and paralysed Mudau has been charged with premeditated murder and was granted bail of R5000 in July of last year. He has entered a plea bargain with the state, though the details of the bargain are not yet available.

Monene and Mudau were living separately with the deceased living in Ebony Park at the time of her death. They had broken up due to the toxic nature of their relationship.

Monene is survived by her five (5) year old baby boy.

The Tembisa Hospital community, led by the Masakhane Clinic, gathered to remember Monene and to raise awareness about the importance of reporting instances of domestic abuse. Acting Nursing Services Manager, Matron Violet Ramalapa, encouraged victims of violence to reach out for help and to report the matter to the police.

Monene’s colleagues also shared that this was not the first time that Mudau had come to the hospital and “bullied” the deceased. Apparently, cases of domestic abuse had been reported, and it is a reminder of the need to address gender-based violence in our communities.

Victims of gender-based violence are encouraged to reach out to the Gender-Based Violence Command Centre’s 24-hour hotline at 0800 428 428. The Centre is able to refer calls directly to the South African Police Service (SAPS) and field Social Workers who respond to victims of GBV.

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