BCM Mayor visits Angelique's family
Buffalo City Mayor Xola Pakati visited the family of the late Angelique Clarke-Abrahams who passed away last week at Cecilia Makiwane Hospital in Mdantsane. Angelique was allegedly assaulted by her husband in Brookville almost a week ago.
Maria Clarke, mother of Angelique says she is still baffled by her daughter's death as according to doctors, Angelique did not experience any brain damage and that all her vital signs were fine in-spite of the extent of the injuries sustained during the assault.
"When I visited Angelique last Monday, she was blinking, swallowing and moving her legs.
The doctors gave me hope that my child is improving and now she is gone with no one to explain what happened to her,” said Clarke.
Apparently, the family is not able to perform the last rites because a death certificate has still not been issued as a result of alleged shortage of doctors at the hospital.
Mayor Pakati who visited the family this afternoon confirmed that he would need to verify with Department officials e if there is any truth in the allegations of shortage of doctors.
"If this is the case then it is very concerning that a family is not able to bury their loved ones because of the shortage of doctors to conduct a postmortem," ended Mayor Pakati.