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ambulanceNews24 reports that an ambulance and a courier van were separately torched in Port Elizabeth on Wednesday night.  

Eastern Cape health department spokesperson Sizwe Kupelo indicated that the ambulance was torched in what appeared to be a community protest.  Police spokesperson Colonel Priscilla Naidu said at about 19:45 on Wednesday, a metro ambulance was on its way to Vastrap when a petrol bomb was thrown through its window on Standford Road near Qunu.  "The driver and his crew jumped out and ran away.  The vehicle burned out.  Another ambulance crew was on its way to assist their colleagues when it was pelted with stones," Naidu indicated.  No injuries were reported.  In another incident in the same area, a bakkie was hijacked by protesters and set alight.  The driver was dropping staff off at home at about 19:50.  The vehicle was pelted with stones on William Slammert Drive.  The occupants abandoned the vehicle and ran away.  A case of vehicle hijacking has been opened.

  • Read the full original of the report in the above regard by Jenni Evans at News24

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