Strike blamed for man's death
A DIEPSLOOT woman claimed yesterday her father-in-law had died in hospital while there were no nurses to take care of him during the public servants strike.
Vinolia Nyathi said her father-in-law died in a Gauteng hospital on Monday after she took him there because he was coughing. She said there were no nurses to take care of him.
Sitting on her bed in a small room that houses herself and her three children, Nyathi said she was just terribly worried.
Next to her, her son Lenmore, 11, said he also missed school because of the strike.
Other parents in Diepsloot were also concerned about the future of their children.
"The teachers are on strike today but they never went on strike during their schooling days. Let them negotiate. Let them start thinking about the future of our kids," Solomon Mofokeng said.
Mofokeng also had harsh words for the nurses who were on strike. "People are dying, the nurses are killing people."
However, Tabohaho Mahlangu said it was unfortunate that public servants had been forced to strike and blamed the higher office.
"The president must understand. We voted for him in spite of all his bloody cases, especially the rape trial. And now he must look after us."