Tongaat Murder Ashveer Sukwa Teenage Suspect Arrested

A teenager arrested over the weekend is now the fourth suspect arrested in relation to the murder of Tongaat businessman Ashveer Sukwa.

According to KZN NPA spokesperson Natasha Ramkisson-Kara, a 16-year-old boy appeared in the Verulam Magistrate’s Court on Friday, for a preliminary enquiry. NPA’s Ramkisson says he was released into the custody of his guardian at current. Meanwhile, the three other suspects appeared in court on the fourth of November. The 35-year-old Sukwa was stabbed several times in an alleged house robbery at his Fairbreeze home, last Saturday.

Speaking to Newsbreak, Sukwa’s friend Raksha Sookdhoo says the family are unable to come to terms with his death and they want justice.

Listen to the SABC Newsbreak podcast here,

Addington Hospital in disarray over broken elevators

In other news, service delivery is once again hampered at the Addington Hospital in Durban, due to more than 500 staffers embarking on a go-slow. The Public Servants Association of South Africa says that healthcare workers cannot do their jobs with only 1 of the 10 elevators in the 15-floor building in operation.

Last week, workers took to the streets demanding that local government heed their calls to fix the elevators which are putting much strain on both them and patients. Dozens of walk-in patients last week turned away because they were not able to walk up so many flights of stairs to get to their respective departments.

PSA KwaZulu-Natal manager Mlungisi Ndlovu says a meeting will be held today with the head of the Health Department, Doctor Sandile Shabalala, to do an on-site inspection at the hospital. Listen to the SABC Newsbreak podcast here,

Source inputs: Newsbreak Lotus

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