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ambulanceCape Times reports that Emergency Medical Services staff were unable to reach a patient in Mitchells Plain on Saturday and had to leave the area when they and police came under attack in Rocklands.  

EMS spokesperson Robert Daniels said:  “Our members attended to the incident after receiving the call at 11.48pm and were on scene at 12.14am.  The police vehicle escort was stoned and shot at, and our members declared the area unsafe and stood down.”  The patient was fortunately later treated by emergency staff and taken to hospital.  Mitchells Plain Community Policing Forum chairperson Abe Isaacs said the incident was an isolated one and that it was residents' responsibility to make sure emergency services could operate without fear.

  • Read this report by Dominic Adriaanse in full at Cape Times


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