Durban - Seventeen forensic pathology service workers have been arrested, the KZN Department of Health confirmed on Monday.
Spokesperson for the department of Health Ncumisa Mafunda confirmed that the 17 were arrested at Fort Napier Medico-Legal Mortuary on Monday afternoon.
“This is part of the enforcement of a court order for contempt of court, which was secured by the department against the staff members,” she said.
The arrests come after failed attempts to persuade the workers to abandon the go-slow which they embarked upon in November.
Mafunda said the department first issued an ultimatum which was followed by an interim order granted by the court, interdicting the workers from participating in an illegal strike.