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Still no disciplinary action after staff trash Joburg hospital

There have been no arrests or disciplinary action against staff who downed tools and trashed Charlotte Maxeke Johannesburg Hospital in a dispute over bonuses more than a year ago. The Times reports that this was confirmed by Gauteng Health MEC Bandile Masuku confirmed this in a written reply to questions by Democratic Alliance (DA) MLP Jack Bloom in the provincial legislature.

The report says during the protest, black bags containing rubbish ranging from paper to half-eaten food were emptied along the hospital corridors, rocks were used to disrupt ambulances transporting patients and tyres were burnt in front of the facility.

Bloom said the department confirmed that formal disciplinary action had not been "taken yet”. Investigating officers were appointed but there were "delays resuming investigations". According to the report, former health minister Dr Aaron Motsoaledi expressed outrage over the incident, which disrupted operations at the time.

[link url="https://www.timeslive.co.za/news/south-africa/2019-08-04-joburg-hospital-trashing-no-arrests-or-disciplinary-action-a-year-later/"]The Times report[/link]

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