The heartless nature of depraved men in the country has gotten toxic.
Chaos erupted after health workers and patients were held hostage at gunpoint at the Kidney Care Centre in Glenwood, Durban on Thursday.
According to a statement by Colonel Thembeka Mbele, a KwaZulu-Natal police spokesperson, the complainant alleged that on Thursday at 05:20, he was performing his duties as a hospital security guard at Umbilo area when five suspects alighted from a white Polo Vivo vehicle and Gold Toyota Yaris.
“At gunpoint the suspects proceeded to the hospital. They robbed the nursing staff and the patients of their jewellery, eight cellphones and a laptop before fleeing the crime scene in their getaway vehicle.
A case of robbery was opened at Umbilo police station for investigation.
Some of the patients were already receiving dialysis treatment when the men stormed in.
One of the robbers bit a nurses finger in an attempt to get her wedding ring removed.
A patient who had walked in while the robbery was in progress was forced to lay down on the floor.