Editorials
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5 Aug 2021
7:09 am

There’s no excuse for Sichelesile Dube’s death

Editorials

Dube was taken to the hospital in a critical condition by her mother, Nqobile, who left her in a waiting area after seeking help from hospital staff.

A sign at the Helen Joseph hospital in Westdene. Picture: Refilwe Modise/The Citizen

While there is no denying that healthcare workers in our country are under huge pressure – physically and emotionally – because of this awful pandemic, the death of 26-year-old Sichelesile Dube at the Helen Joseph Hospital in Johannesburg leaves worrying questions. Those are questions not only about competence of the medical staff on duty at the hospital, but also about their compassion and commitment to their vocation. Dube was taken to the hospital in a critical condition by her mother, Nqobile, who left her in a waiting area after seeking help from hospital staff. When Nqobile returned the next day,...