- In the early morning hours on Saturday, a horrific incident was filmed in a Jozi hospital
- Staff of the South Rand Hospital hid behind a security gate as three men brutally attacked another guy
- South Africans called out the Health Department over the lack of security at the medical facility
A video has surfaced on social media over the weekend which showed a brutal attack on a man in South Rand Hospital, Johannesburg.
The video showed hospital staff locking themselves behind gates as three men brutally attack another guy.
Briefly.co.za gathered the nurses called for the men to stop the attack as the other man doubled over in pain. At the end of the video the attackers drag the man to an open gate, leaving a trail of blood on the floor.
The footage received a lot of backlash over the lack of security at the hospital. Jack Bloom, the DA’s Shadow Health Secretary in Gauteng, called the incident "terrible" and he slammed the health department for not ensuring sufficient security at hospitals, The South African reported.
South Africans were left outraged over the brutal attack and called on action to be taken against the thugs.
Twitter user @agent_jb_007 commented: "Banana Republic! Anarchy! Gangster State! Lawlessness! No respect! I can carry on ad infinitum!!! The exodus of doctors, specialists, nurses and other professionals will increase from an already alarming rate!"
However, some pointed out in the comments that the man who was assaulted allegedly had a gun with him and prior to the attack he shot at people.
Langa Lokulunga, who goes by the Twitter handle @bhele_elikhulu, commented: "Correct me if I'm wrong, but what I understand here is that the patient was shooting at these guys and he hid the gun where the sisters locked themselves."
Take a look at the video below:
Warning: viewer discretion is advised, the video contains scenes of extreme violence which might be upsetting to sensitive viewers.
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