Nurses cram court, judgment reserved
With the hope that the outcome of the appeal application by government would be pronounced by the court yesterday, nurses subscribing to the SNA came to court in their numbers.
The High court was painted red as the nurses started arriving as early as 8am for the matter was to be heard by the Industrial Court of Appeal comprising Judges Mumcy Dlamini (presiding), Titus Mlangeni and Ticheme Dlamini.
However after having heard both counsel’s arguments, the court reserved its judgment in the matter for October 24, 2018 when the Industrial Court of Appeal closes for its last session this year.
Dressed in their nursing uniform with some wearing the association’s red merchandise, the nurses filled Court C to the brim such that some were forced to sit on the floor as there was no space to accommodate them.
Throughout the arguments, the nurses listened with keen interest as some were seen and heard appreciating their lawyer’s arguments.
After the appeal had been heard with both parties having argued and judgment reserved for October 24, the nurses left the courtroom and held a brief meeting at the main entrance of the court where their leadership addressed them about the next move following the appeal and what they should expect in the judgment.
After the brief meeting the nurses left the High Court premises one after another and a group of police officers who were found near the agriculture offices where the nurses normally meet were found on guard incase the nurses would regrouped but none such happened.