Health Minister Mkhize pleased with vaccination progress in Gauteng

Health Minister Zweli Mkhize on Thursday said he was happy about the progress with vaccinations in Gauteng. Mkhize is inspecting sites ahead of the phase two vaccination programme. Inspecting the vaccination centre at Charlotte Maxeke Hospital with the Premier and MEC. #IChooseVaccination — Dr Zweli Mkhize (@DrZweliMkhize) April 8, 2021 Mkhize began with a […]

5 student protesters arrested after Wits protests

Five student protesters were arrested on Wednesday as police clashed with students in the streets of Johannesburg. Gauteng police spokesperson Captain Kay Makhubele said the police continued to monitor the situation in the Braamfontein area, where hundreds of students took to the streets on Wednesday. “About five suspects were arrested and charged with public violence […]

Man sentenced to 20 years for setting alight girlfriend

The Johannesburg Magistrate’s Court has sentenced Mpho Thobane to 20 years in prison for the murder of his girlfriend, Viwe Dalingozi, in 2018. Thobane was found guilty of premeditated murder and arson after dousing Dalingozi with petrol and setting her alight in her flat in Johannesburg in November 2018. The murder caused an uproar, with […]

Four injured in a three-vehicle collision

Patients were treated on the scene and transported to Charlotte Maxeke Hospital for further medical care. Four passengers were injured in a three-vehicle collision on the northbound highway between the Beyers Naude and Malibongwe off-ramps in Strydompark, ER24 said in a statement on Thursday. ER24 spokesperson Russell Meiring said: “ER24 paramedics, along with several other […]

Shortages at Charlotte Maxeke hospital delay surgeries

Nursing union Denosa says people without medical backgrounds should not be responsible for procurement at hospitals. Johannesburg’s Charlotte Maxeke hospital has had to cancel at least 20 non-emergency surgeries due to a shortage of medical supplies. “You cannot take people who do not have the necessary expertise in the health industry and have them handling […]

Dumped baby

Police save life of a dumped baby

Two cops’ motherly instincts kicked in when they found a newborn baby on the pavement just after 7am on Wednesday. While Mzansi was casting votes, the Joburg Metro cops were saving the baby’s life. It was inside a black plastic bag at the corner of Twist and Wolmarans streets in Hillbrow, Joburg. Metro cops spokesman […]

Charlotte Maxeke Hospital in Johannesburg

Amputated limbs & dead babies regularly found at Charlotte Maxeke hospital’s laundry

A woman who works in the laundry section of Charlotte Maxeke Hospital in Johannesburg says she frequently deals with an array of horror finds among the linen – from amputated limbs to babies; dead and alive. “I have been working here for several years and we are never sure what we will find when we […]