Community health workers close clinics in Khayelitsha, Attack Patients

Khayelitsha community health workers protested outside the municipal offices on 24 April. The workers have now started to close down clinics. Photo by Nombulelo Damba.

Patients at Kuyasa Clinic, Khayelitsha, said they were attacked by the striking community health workers.

“I have the flu,” said patient Gladies Ntabo. “No questions were asked, they started attacking us, vandalising clinic material, ordering people to leave the clinic.”