Mur­der case ac­cused to re­ceive med­i­cal care

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Vele, 29, and Ndit­sheni Daniel Ne­folovhodwe, 32, were at­tended to by doc­tors.

Kramer said that of the four men, only Moseki was his re­spon­si­bil­ity.

Moseki had been to a med­i­cal fa­cil­ity.

“Not long ago, he told me that he was feel­ing some pain in his ribs. I asked him what was wrong and he in­di­cated that he was as­saulted on ar­rest. I made the ar­range­ments and he went to the clinic,” said Kramer.

“I do not know what hap­pened at the clinic, I wasn’t there. I saw him go­ing to the clinic on the par­tic­u­lar day.”

Moseki said al­though he had been to a hos­pi­tal, he had not re­ceived ad­e­quate med­i­cal at­ten­tion.

“I did go to the hos­pi­tal, but they only gave me pain tablets,” he said.

Kramer said in­mates were en­cour­aged to con­tact med­i­cal pro­fes­sion­als, who were read­ily avail­able at the fa­cil­i­ties.

“We don’t force peo­ple to go to the clinic. Ev­ery morn­ing af­ter break­fast, at ev­ery cell, the in­mates are called for clinic.

“If they don’t come out, we can’t grab some­one by the arm and force them, ex­cept (if) he can’t walk or is in­jured.”

Re­gard­ing Moseki’s coac­cused, Kramer told the court he had heard the men had re­fused treat­ment.

Ne­folovhodwe told the court he had re­peat­edly asked prison of­fi­cials to re­fer him to a doc­tor as he had suf­fered in­ter­nal in­juries.

“They told me that we don’t as­sist any­one in the af­ter­noon, they said I was sup­posed to have been helped in the morn­ing. The fol­low­ing day they told

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