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ambulanceCape Times reports on another attack on an emergency medical services (EMS) crew, which took place in Browns Farm, Philippi, at the weekend.  

The EMS members were left shaken after being pelted with stones.  The ambulance’s rear window was shattered and the driver reported what sounded like shots when he sped away.  The attack came days after two paramedics were robbed at gunpoint – also in Philippi.  It is believed that crews are attacked because criminals are after the Mobile Data Terminal (MDT) device installed in ambulances.  Trade union Hospersa’s general secretary Noel Desfontaines said:  “Our members are really hopeless and frustrated now.  Some actually suggested downing tools until the employer comes up with something to protect their lives.”

  • Read this report by Siyavuya Mzantsi in full at Cape Times

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