Missing girls lie about Whereabouts

The eleven(11) year old girl that was reported missing and her fifteen(15) year old friend were found at extention 18 eMbalenhle.
When they were asked where were they coming from, they gave a story that they were in Roodebank attending initiation school. But through police investigation new information surfaced that they were with other 3 guys which they are well-known to them. As we further questioned them, we discovered that this girls are smoking dagga and also drinking alcohol. The initiation school story was just a make up story.
No one has been arrested as yet but today statements of the three guys that were mentioned will be obtained.

Gert Sibande District Municipality has again received reports regarding alleged fraudsters which solicit money from members of the community, in particular, service providers. These people are pretending to be officials of the District Municipality. It would seem that when GSDM adverts are issued, they contact people and solicit bribes promising to make sure things work things to the service providers’ favour. They seem to use the names of the people responsible for enquiries on each advert.


Hospital Operations Back To Normal

The Mpumalanga Dept of Health hereby informs the public that Witbank Hospital operations are back to normal following the downing of tools by health care workers following the fatal shooting of a patient over the weekend.

Yesterday , on the 19th of November 2019 the honorable Premier , Ms Refilwe Mtsweni- Tsipane engaged labour unions where certain interventions were agreed upon to ensure that safety and security measures are enhanced at Witbank Hospital and all other health facilities in the province.

Amongst the interventions are the metal detectors, establishment of security committees in the hospitals ,CCTV cameras and panic buttons.
The number of security guards were increased to 20 per shift in June this year, but an additional guard will be stationed at the orthopaedic and male surgical wards as requested by the workers.

Premier Mtsweni-Tsipane earlier today , 20th of November 2019 , addressed workers at Witbank Hospital where she condemned attacks on patients and staff and also sent her sincerest condolences to the bereaved family. The premier further briefed all workers on the resolutions.

She requested workers to go back to work and thanked the workers and union leaders for their commitment and for honoring the oath they took to save lives.

Mpumalanga Department of Health apologizes to the community for any inconvenience caused.

Issued by the Communications Directorate. For inquiries contact Mr. Dumisani Malamule on 081 790 6307/ 013 766 3802.