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The strike is over!

An article from the Daily Sun: https://www.dailysun.co.za/News/National/mortuary-pathology-strike-is-over-20170706 “GAUTENG Health MEC Gwen Ramokgopa has announced that the protected work-to-rule strike by forensic pathology officers is over. Ramokgopa told media at a briefing this afternoon that all the officers had returned to their work stations on Wednesday morning. Ramokgopa said their teams were now hard at work […]

DA disgusted by backlog of bodies in Gauteng mortuaries

On Thursday, the DA in Gauteng called on premier David Makhura to intervene in a crisis that has seen bodies pile up in mortuaries. DA Gauteng spokesman Jack Bloom said the strike was in its third week‚ despite commitments to resolve it. He blamed Gauteng health MEC Gwen Ramokgopa for mishandling the strike from the […]

Strike Continues

“The Strike is still continuing and the assistance from the military is only 10 people, so the backlog is more than 200. Its not looking too good, but I hope they settle it soon.” – Jack Bloom


DA WELCOMES SANDF INTERVENTION TO CLEAR GAUTENG MORTUARY BACKLOG I welcome the intervention today of the SA National Defence Force health services to help reduce the backlog at Gauteng mortuaries due to a strike by provincial forensic pathology officers. There are about 200 post-mortems that have to be done, some of them on bodies that […]