In yet another gender-based violence (GBV), a Limpopo health department employee accused of assaulting a nurse is in prison, despite Premier, Chupu Mathabatha’s recent desperate pleas for an end to domestic disputes shocking crimes.
According to a report, the young professional nurse and his partner were at the nursing home in Pienarsrevier, Waterberg district, where they were living when an argument broke out between the two on Sunday night.
The nurse was seriously injured and received medical treatment at a local hospital.
The suspect appears in the Bela Bela Magistrate’s Court charged with assault, grievous bodily harm.
The court didn’t ask the suspects to plead and postponed the case to November 19, 2020, pending further investigation.
In a statement on Tuesday, Limpopo Health MEC, Dr. Phophi Ramathuba, wishes the injured professional nurses a speedy recovery, saying she denounces the widespread cases of GBV in “our society inflicted in our women.”
“Gender-based violence violates human rights and a pervasive problem in our society that affects women and girls.
We urge young women, our professionals, that if they see signs of jealousy, the inferiority complex which leads to an obsession to quit while they still can.
We will follow up on this case later to make sure the court serve justice, “said MEC Ramathuba.