Gauteng health department concerned by high number of violent deaths

November 6, 2019

VAAL TRIANGLE - Approximately 4900 people died in the 2018/19 financial year in Gauteng due to gunshot and stab wounds as well as assaults. Gauteng Health MEC Bandile Masuku disclosed the figure during a written response to a question by the DA in the Gauteng legislature. The biggest cause of unnatural deaths in Gauteng was due to incidents of violence, followed by car accidents. Masuku says one of the contributing factors is high alcohol consumption which leads to violence and reckless driving.
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