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ambulanceTimesLive reports that Western Cape community safety MEC Dan Plato has welcomed a "hefty" prison sentence handed down to a man involved in robbing an Emergency Medical Services (EMS) worker.  

Siphelo Manunga was sentenced to a 12-year prison term on Wednesday after being found guilty of robbing an EMS member of a phone in Khayelitsha.  The incident took place in the last week of December when an ambulance was stopped at Walter Sisulu Road in Mandela Park to give assistance to an injured person.  Three young men attacked the EMS personnel and robbed them of two cellphones.  EMS provincial chief Pumzile Papu said EMS staff experienced about three attacks a week.

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