Cleaner suspended for assault allegations

BUSHBUCKRIDGE – The Department of Health has suspended a cleaner at the Oakley Clinic with immediate effect.

This is following allegations of assault after a video circulated on social media in 2021 where an altercation broke out between the cleaner and patient.

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According to a statement from the department, the patient vaccinated for Covid-19 when the incident occurred. It is further alleged that the cleaner then assaulted the patient.

MEC Sasekani Manzini said the department does not condone such behaviour, hence the cleaner’s suspension.

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“Investigations are ongoing and we are hoping to get all the details of what transpired on the day. We will take further action when we conclude investigations,” she said.

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