A cancer patient being treated at Karl Bremer Hospital has reportedly died after being beaten to death by a fellow patient.
News24 identified the victim as a Malawian man who was being treated for liver cancer at the hospital.
He had reportedly been attacked with a heavy, sharp object and was attacked in his hospital bed.
Police spokesperson Sergeant Wesley Twigg confirmed the news: “Bellville police are investigating a murder case following an incident at a hospital on Thursday evening.”
The victim’s family has been informed and is currently receiving counselling from the Western Cape’s Health Department.
The Department reiterated that it condemns any act of violence and has “made every effort to ensure the staff and patients are safe,” reports IOL.
“The only lesson we can learn from this incident is how we all journey together towards creating more of a healing space, a space where we support one another,” said Health MEC Nomafrench Mbombo’s spokesperson, Tanya Davids.
No arrests have been made.