Nosisana Toni has taken over the reigns of Fort England hospital as its Chief Executive Officer (CEO). “The department is pleased to announce the appointment of Fort England hospital CEO, Nosisana Toni, with effect from today [Monday]. She was introduced to hospital management, board and staff and resumed her duties,” said Eastern Cape Health MEC Helen Sauls-August. The MEC said Toni’s appointment will stabilise the psychiatric hospital and ensure efficient services. “Her appointment is intended to close the vacancy which has been there at the hospital for some time and bring stability into the institution so that services are not disrupted,” said Sauls-August. According to the department, Toni is appointed on transfer from Komani hospital where she managed to “turn the hospital around.” Toni joins the hospital on a permanent basis. She brings a wealth of over seven years CEO hospital management experience into Fort England hospital which has been without a permanent CEO for some time. The MEC and Head of Department Thobile Mbengashe wished Toni all the best in her new responsibilities. Source: South African Government News Agency

Police Minister Bheki Cele will today visit the University of Zululand (UniZulu) following the fatal killing of a student at the weekend.

A 19-year-old UniZulu student was stabbed, allegedly by his roommate, at the institution's KwaDlangezwa campus on Sunday following an argument between the two.

The disagreement turned violent when one of them then fatally stabbed the other with a kitchen knife. Angered by this, the alleged perpetrator was then severely assaulted by fellow students and had to be rushed to hospital.

The alleged perpetrator has since been arrested and is currently under police guard until he is well enough to appear in court on murder charges.

Cele is expected to arrive at the institution's main campus at 10am.

UniZulu said the deceased student was the second to die at the weekend after another was killed in a vehicle accident a day earlier.

The university extends its deepest sympathies to the student's family and friends, as well as the University community for the tragic loss of young lives, the institution said, adding that it abhors violence as a way of resolving conflict.

It is especially opposed to the use of force and violence on campuses, as a way of resolving problems. It is our view that this constitutes a fundamental violation of the hard won constitutional right of the sanctity of human life.

The University is providing counselling services to all the affected parties and urged those who require counselling services to advise the Student Support Service for further assistance.

University leadership has also taken swift and decisive action by initiating an independent investigation which will unravel facts surrounding the incidents as the details are not clear at the moment. The university has also taken note that the matter is under full police investigation.

Source: South African Government News Agency