Gunshot wounds the leading cause of unnatural deaths in Gauteng, says health MEC

Gunshot wounds and stabbings are two of the leading cause of unnatural deaths during the 2018/2019 financial year in Gauteng according to the provincial MEC of health Dr Bandile Masuku.

Just under 4,900 deaths caused by gunshot wounds, stabbings and assault have been recorded during this period.

Speaking to Joanne Joseph on the Afternoon Drive, Masuku says the matter must be dealt with along with law enforcement officials while creating awareness in communities.

He says some of these incidents are linked to alcohol consumption.

You would realise that all of them are actually associated with alcohol use and it is something that we need to, as society, try and design a particular awareness campaign to change the mindset.

Dr Bandile Masuku, Gauteng Health MEC

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