Livingstone casualty unit ‘a battlefield’

THE casualty unit at Port Elizabeth’s Livingstone Hospital is becoming a secondary battlefield for the city’s gangsters, according to prominent pastor Brian Draghoender, who has been working at the hospital for 20 years.

“All we can do now is pray,” the veteran pastor said this week. “I have come to realise one of the only things a gangster has respect for is a man from God.”

The casualty unit is often packed with people – drunk, angry and fighting – on a Saturday night. – Estelle Ellis

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