Nurses cram court, judg­ment re­served

Observer on Saturday - - News -

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.

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