Pelonomi Hospital staff: ‘Our families fear we won’t come home’

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Pelonomi Hospital staff: ‘Our families fear we won’t come home’

Since the terrifying rape attempt at the Bloemfontein hospital, what has been done to improve security?

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“Are you ever going to come back or not?”

This is the question family members put to female doctors before they report for work at Pelonomi Hospital in Bloemfontein, a crime-ridden area where health workers have become soft targets.

Female paediatric registrar Ngwenyama Zinzile points to the keypad control security gate at their on-call rooms. For her, it is a terrifying reminder of the June 4 night rape-accused Vice Olivier gained access to the room of a 24-year-old female intern doctor who was alone at the time...

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