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17 December 2017 13:44 (South Africa)

Gauteng health authorities to investigate baby deaths

  • Andy Rice
    andy rice
    Andy Rice

    Andy Rice is a founding partner of Yellowwood Future Architects, a marketing strategy consultancy. In his other lives, he is the southern hemisphere's only supporter of Cambridge United Football Club, and was once upon a time the South African National Spoofing Champion. He has played football at Wembley and cricket at Lord's within the same weekend, but troubled the scorer on neither occasion. Things could only go up from here.

Gauteng premier Nomvula Mokonyane said on Friday that the province's health authorities the deaths of six babies at Charlotte Maxeke Academic Hospital. Mokonyane made the announcement after visiting the babies' parents. On Wednesday the health department denied that the deaths were caused by negligence, but after listening to the stories of the parents, including reports that the same syringes were used for different babies, Mokonyane said that: "The team that has done all those things is known by all the parents.. Where disciplinary measures have to be taken, they will be taken." Read more: Times Live

  • Andy Rice
    andy rice
    Andy Rice

    Andy Rice is a founding partner of Yellowwood Future Architects, a marketing strategy consultancy. In his other lives, he is the southern hemisphere's only supporter of Cambridge United Football Club, and was once upon a time the South African National Spoofing Champion. He has played football at Wembley and cricket at Lord's within the same weekend, but troubled the scorer on neither occasion. Things could only go up from here.

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