A gaggle of unknown folks had adopted a person to the emergency facility within the early hours and began stabbing him whereas a well being employee attended to him, mentioned division spokesperson Khutso Rabothata.
“The workers (nurses, medical doctors and help) needed to run for his or her lives and are vastly traumatised.
“At the moment there have been different sufferers together with youngsters who witnessed this mindless behaviour and little doubt they [would have been] been left traumatised.”
It was not but clear what the motive for the stabbing was.
Provincial Well being MEC, Dr Gwen Ramokgopa was outraged and saddened by the assault.
She visited the power with a few of her officers, who listened to workers and spoke with police.
The centre was briefly closed till additional discover as law enforcement officials processed the crime scene, the division mentioned.
The realm additionally needed to be cleaned earlier than the doorways may very well be opened once more to the general public.
Based on the division, close by well being amenities have been already overburdened with absorbing sufferers who would have used the well being centre.
Debriefing and counselling was being made accessible to these affected by the assault.
“We additional name on the group to work with Police in guaranteeing that suspects on this crime are apprehended. Police have been requested to have excessive visibility throughout this era and the division will guarantee measures are taken to strengthen safety companies,” mentioned Ramokgopa.
Gauteng police weren’t instantly accessible to remark.