More die as strike enters third week

79-year-old Jeanette, a lady who suffers from a serious heart condition and sugar diabetes, in her home in Bram Fisherville. Jeanette only has two days of medication left before she runs out and she is afraid to get more as she has already been turned away from hospitals due to the ongoing public servant strike. Aug 2010

Miriam, who is suffering from AIDS, sits on her bed in Sparrows Village, Johannesburg. Miriam, who only has a few days of ARV’s left, is afraid that she will not recover if the public sector strike continues as she cannot receive medication. Her son tried to fetch her medication on a previous occasion, but was chased away by angry strikers. Aug 2010

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