In the latest incident, a homeless man died on the steps of the Tshwane District Hospital on Tuesday night.
He had allegedly been refused emergency services because he was “dirty” and “stank”.
Crezane Bosch, DA Gauteng spokesperson for social development, claimed a car guard pleaded for the man to be assisted, but he died after two hours lying outside the hospital, with no staff willing to help him.
“When the SAPS were called, they indicated that they would only arrive after 10 hours to attend to the situation. However, after intervention from the community policing forum, the police arrived after an hour. Meanwhile, the body was lying outside the Tshwane District Hospital,” said Bosch.