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newsTimesLIVE reports that according to the Gauteng health department, a Tshwane district Covid-19 vaccination team was robbed at gunpoint in Soshanguve, north of Pretoria, on Saturday.

Five armed men, who were in a white Toyota Quantum at Wonder City taxi rank in Soshanguve, attacked the team at about 9am. “The perpetrators fled with vaccination programme gadgets which consist of three tablets, one smartphone and six cellphones belonging to the team,” said provincial health spokesperson Kwara Kekana. This came after a robbery on 29 November, when a West Rand Health District Services bakkie with mobile site equipment and gazebos was hijacked in Chamdor, Kagiso. Fortunately no team members were harmed in either incident. Condemning the “senseless acts,” Kekana said: “Our healthcare workers remain the backbone of the health system, even during the pandemic, as they continue to play a pivotal role in terms of the vaccination programme rollout. We call on all members of society to work with law enforcement agencies and to share any information they might have on the two incidents.”

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