Health Minister Dr Aaron Motsoaledi visited the province on Wednesday and announced live on television that his national office was intervening in the matter. The move, though welcomed, was still criticised for various reasons.
Last year the Daily News reported that the monkeys were invading the wards and other parts of the Durban hospital, stealing food from patients and compromising the sterile environment.
The monkeys reportedly came into the wards through open windows.
The patients’ lockers at the hospital cannot be closed or locked, apparently making it easy for the monkeys to grab fruit and other food.
At the time, department spokesperson Ncumisa Mafunda said the hospital management was in contact with an NGO to find a solution to the problem....
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