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First on EWN: Steve Biko Hospital matron accused of racism suspended

MEC Qedani Mahlangu has told EWN the senior health official is accused of calling black nurses the 'k-word'.

The Steve Biko Academic Hospital in Pretoria. Picture: EWN

JOHANNESBURG - Gauteng Health MEC Qedani Mahlangu has told Eyewitness News that a matron at the Steve Biko Academic Hospital in Pretoria has been suspended after allegations of racism were brought up against her.

The senior health official at the institution is accused of calling black nurses the 'k-word'.

The allegations were brought up late last Friday and the department decided to suspend her.

Mahlangu says an investigation against her has been launched.

"To look at the matter and advise otherwise. In the meantime the CEO indicated that drastic action be taken."

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