The South African Emergency Personnel’s Union (SAEPU) strongly condemns a hijacking of EMS personnel in East London, Eastern Cape while on duty. On Monday the 28th of June, a crew from Mdantsane EMS Base was hijacked at gunpoint while attending a call in the area.
Three unknown armed men driving a Toyota Tazz stopped next to the Ambulance when the crew was on the phone with the control centre to give out times after treating the patient and demanded that they get out and bring all their belongings. They then pulled them out and drove off with the Ambulance, stole its engine, and dumped it in the bushes.
We are happy that our members were not injured and wish them well. We call on management to organise counselling for them. Once again, we are calling on anyone who might have information that will lead to the arrest of these thugs to contact us or the police.
Issued by SAEPU.
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