Nurse caught abusing elderly woman back in court

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Ncediswa Mkenkcele was arrested in March after she was secretly filmed beating up 84-year-old Hope Shepard at the Lily Kirchmann Complex in East London. Picture: Screengrab.

CAPE TOWN - An East London nurse accused of assaulting an elderly woman at an old age home is back in court today.

The woman was arrested in March after she was secretly filmed beating up the 84-year-old at the Lily Kirchmann Complex.

Ncediswa Mkenkcele has appeared twice at the East London Magistrates Court, but has not yet been asked to plea.

She faces a charge of assault with intent to cause grievous bodily harm.

The 40-year-old frail care nurse has since resigned from her job after being confronted with disciplinary action.

The alleged assault on Hope Shepard a cancer patient came to light after her daughter installed spy cameras, suspecting her mother was being abused.

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