- Health Minister Aaron Motsoaledi will be taking action against the strike on Thursday with the Minister of Police
- The strike action over unpaid bounces at Charlotte Maxeke Academic Hospital, got extremely out of hand
- Motsoaledi feels that the behaviour was inhuman and inexcusable
Health Minister Aaron Motsoaledi feels strongly over the protest action that occurred on Thursday.
Motsaledi has stated that the happenings and action that needs to be taken against the Charlotte Maxeke Academic Hospital strike will be discussed with the Minister of Police.
The strike saw a large amount of workers running a riot due to unpaid bonuses. Protesters damaged hospital property and things got completely out of control.
Equipment was burnt, records were destroyed and patients were harmed in the process. The strike called for the closing of there hospital and all the facilities around it.
Motsaledi has nothing against strike action, but he says that there is absolutely no reason to harm innocent patients and destroy hospital property while in the process, reported Eyewitness News.
“I’m not sympathetic because human beings who are aggrieved, who are victims, shouldn’t victimise others and act this way. There are pregnant women, people with cancer... what type of human beings are those?”
Briefly.co.za leant that he feels the actions were inhumane and inexcusable.
“All of us are human beings. Wherever we feel aggrieved and we feel something is wrong, there are legal channels and civilised channels to deal with that.”
After the hospital was shut down due to the extreme chaos, he walked through to take in what had happened and was shocked to the core.
Motsoaledi feels strongly that there needs to be serious action taken against the people who caused harm to others and damage to property and he will ensure that Minister of Police takes action.
Motsaledi highlighted that the strike on Thursday was simply barbaric.
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