f7b26b55ae504310a4314b412e1d3ac9An outpatient nurse at Butterworth Hospital in the Eastern Cape has been arrested after he was allegedly caught stealing four boxes full of face masks.

The suspect was allegedly caught in the act and tried to flee the scene, but security personnel apprehended him after he jumped the fence.

Eastern Cape health department spokesperson Sizwe Kupelo said the department condemns acts of criminality.

“The department welcomes the arrest and would like to call on the criminal justice system to make an example of the nurse by sentencing him to a hefty prison sentence that would serve as a deterrent to other would-be thieves targeting clinics and hospitals,” Kupelo said…..more