The Gauteng Health Department confirms the fire that started at the Charlotte Maxeke Johannesburg Academic Hospital on Friday morning, 16 April, has reignited.
Charlotte Maxeke fire rages on
City of Johannesburg firefighters are on scene battling the blaze. Spokesperson Kwara Kekana confirmed that the blaze affected the hospital’s dispensary. The blaze was contained but reignited in the evening.
“We are also looking at evacuating patients from the hospital to other facilities within the Charlotte Maxeke Johannesburg Academic Hospital Cluster”.
Some parts of the Charlotte Maxeke hospital is on fire. Patients had to be evacuated. SAPS also had to be called as thiefs were beginning to take advantage of the situation.
Two cars have already been stolen. Emergency personnel onsite trying to extinguish the blaze. pic.twitter.com/ASXyusHbD0
— GPInfrastructure (@GPDID) April 16, 2021
You guys are busy dancing with Savanna on your heads while Charlotte Maxeke Johannesburg Academic Hospital is burning to ashes? I wonder who was given the tender to burn the hospital, impossible is nothing with ANC GP comrades and tenders. We will hear stories tomorrow, nxwii… pic.twitter.com/mHbvxBXl1m
— Akani Mangena (@AkaniMangena) April 16, 2021
GP Infrastructure reported that authorities had been notified as “thieves were beginning to take advantage of the situation. Two cars have already been stolen”.
No casualties or fatalities have been reported at the time of publishing. Kekana said the department of health will provide updates as and when it becomes available.
This is a developing story, more to follow.
Charlotte Maxeke Hospital is on fire guys pic.twitter.com/IqA1UkKaME
— Tamson Lamula (@TamsonLamula) April 16, 2021