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ekurhuleni thumb medium85 107ANA reports that the City of Ekurhuleni said on Sunday that its disaster and emergency management services (DEMS) were experiencing an increase in attacks on staff, including damage to emergency vehicles and fire station centers.  

The same was said to be true for Johannesburg.  DEMS spokesman William Ntladi said:  "In one of the attacks, one member had to discontinue practicing as a firefighter because of the injuries she sustained.  Other staff members are undergoing medical treatment and emotional counselling.  Several vehicles had to be discontinued because of the damage that occurred during the attacks."  Ntladi went on to point out that these attacks were irrational in that they eventually reduced already strained resources, which were meant to save lives.  "The situation calls on all in the society to visit their moral compass and protect emergency personnel who are providing an essential service to the communities," Ntladi stated.

  • Read this report, which details recent attacks, in full at IOL News

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