State doctors demand protection
By Lelethu Mquqo
15 June 2011
Doctors converged on the Union Building in Pretoria today to tell government that they are risking their lives to save others.
They say the fatal stabbing of Dr Senzo Mkhize in the Middelburg Hospital in Mpumalanga earlier this month was the last straw.
The South African Medical Association’s Norman Mabasa told the media that they want to know why access to government offices is tightly controlled, but thugs are able to enter hospitals at any time.
Mabasa says one doctor’s life lost is one too many.