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joburgcityTimesLive reports that three employees died on duty while working for the City of Johannesburg between the months of July and September this year.  

This was revealed in a report tabled before council for the first quarter of the 2017/18 financial year.  Two of the deaths happened at the Johannesburg Metro Police Department (JMPD) and one at the Johannesburg Roads Agency (JRA).  One fatality was a result of a motor--vehicle accident, the root cause of which was attributed to the officer not following standard operating procedure (SOP).  The second JMPD fatality occurred while an officer was performing stop-and-search duties at the M1 Marlborough off-ramp and a truck he was trying to stop ran him over.  In the third fatality‚ an employee was run over while a truck was reversing at the JRA’s Benrose Depot‚ south of the city centre.

  • Read this report by Penwell Dlamini in full at TimesLive

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