Residents in KwaZulu-Natal who have made it a habit to burn and vandalise property should cease this criminal practice.
This comes after unruly crowd caused havoc and damaged King Dinuzulu Hospital, in Sydenham on Monday morning. It is alleged that people living in the informal settlements in Clare Estate and lower Morningside had mobilised demanding they be given jobs at the hospital instead of people from outlying areas.
It infuriates us that people continue to vandalise properties when they are frustrated. This should be a matter of grave concern to every South African.
Destruction of property is unjustifiable. Destruction of property is non-negotiable. Resorting to vandalism undermines the right to healthcare for many people who are negatively affected by this criminal act. The burning and vandalism of property has a direct negative impact on the right of patients to access healthcare services.
Going forward, we expect the South African Police Services to protect both public and private assets from thugs who must be punished severely. Taxpayers’ investment must be protected at all cost.
If people have concerns, they must follow proper channels to raise their concerns.
The IFP pleads with all protestors to raise their concerns with the Health MEC in KZN.
Mrs Ncamisile Nkwanyana MPL
IFP KZN Provincial Spokesperson on Health
078 302 3991
Date: 05 February 2019