ambulanceANA reports that the South African Emergency Personnel’s Union (Saepu) on Thursday condemned the attack, assault and burning of an ambulance at Northam in Limpopo early on Thursday morning.  

According to a Saepu statement, EMS crew members on night duty were left injured and were being treated at Thabazimbi hospital after they were targeted during a service delivery protest.  “It is very sad and scary because their lives are threatened and are in a serious danger.  Saepu is hurt by the situations that personnel find themselves in because they suffer and this becomes an everyday thing whereby the Department of Health does not bring up an amicable way of minimising the incidents that take place in the EMS section,” the union stated.  It added that it would be engaging with the Health MEC and other relevant bodies over the issue.

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