“Criminal cases were opened at the Hillbrow police station for public disturbance/violence, and malicious damage to property, but there have been no arrests as ‘the police are still investigating’,” he said.
Former health minister Dr Aaron Motsoaledi expressed outrage over the incident, which disrupted operations at the time.
“If I could find a person working here as a cleaner or a general worker or whatever that has got the audacity to go into theatre and stop people from performing operations‚ that person is a murderer‚” Motsoaledi said during a media briefing at the hospital.
“Strikes have got rules and they follow a particular pattern. This was just sheer acts of hooliganism where people have gone mad against their fellow human beings, why should we trust such human beings? They are not human anymore,” he said.
Bloom said he suspected the department had been trying to cover up the incident, but he would fight ‘relentlessy’ to ensure those implicated were fired and taken to court.