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The City of Tshwane condemns the increase in attacks on paramedics in Gauteng

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It comes after a patient was killed in an ambulance during a mob attack in Atteridgeville, Pretoria.

JOHANNESBURG – The City of Tshwane has condemned the rise and continued attacks and robberies of on-duty paramedics serving communities in Gauteng.

It comes after a patient was killed in an ambulance during a mob attack in Atteridgeville, Pretoria.

It is understood that members of the community in Mshongoville informal settlement also attacked emergency workers who were treating the patient on Monday night.

Public safety MMC Grandi Theunissen said paramedics were trying to take the patient to a nearby hospital when the group started throwing rocks at the ambulance.

The group continued to attack the man while he was on a stretcher, killing him.

Teunissen said no community or resident has the right to take the law into their own hands.

“The whole incident is unacceptable. This is criminal behavior. Even more worrying is the trend of attacks and robberies of paramedics. I call on the South African Police Service to conduct a thorough investigation so that those responsible can be brought to justice without any further delay.”

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