Today's Big Stories

Paramedic services may be delayed in flagged 'red-zones'

The services of Emergency Medical Services (EMS) staff may be hindered in areas which have been identified as high risk.

EMS crews aren't taking any chances and will have to wait for Saps escorts before arriving and leaving scenes in 'red-zones', where attacks on paramedics are more prominent.

The ambulance attacks are said to be happening in areas where emergency services are most needed.

On Wednesday, EMS staff marched in Philippi to protest the escalation of attacks on vehicles in 'red zone' areas.

Western Cape Health MEC Nomafrench Mbombo was at the protest, and called on communities to help protect paramedics.

Mbombo's spokesperson Luyanda Mfeka says officials have asked community members to come forward with information regarding the criminals who are targeting the attacks.

What we really need is intelligence about who they are and where they operate, and we need that handed over to the Saps.

Luyanda Mfeka, Spokesperson for the Western Cape Minister of Health, Dr Nomafrench Mbombo

Mfeka explains that collaboration between the department, Saps, and community policing forums is necessary to restore safety to the profession.

Listen to the full conversation from The Midday Report:


This article first appeared on 702 : Paramedic services may be delayed in flagged 'red-zones'


Recommended

by NEWSROOM AI
Read More
Veterans and ANC not on same page about terms of consultative conference

Veterans and ANC not on same page about terms of consultative conference

ANC vets want civil society groups present at the consultative conference, which they want held separately from another meeting.

Top SABC journos applauded for brave testimony

Top SABC journos applauded for brave testimony

EWN's Gaye Davis summarises the evidence of the SABC journalists who appeared before the ad hoc committee in Parliament.

If you're gona be a hero (and smash a car window), make sure you can prove harm

If you're gona be a hero (and smash a car window), make sure you can prove harm

A criminal lawyer explains what leg citizens can stand on if they witness a child or pet locked in a vehicle in risky conditions.

SABC 'in contempt of court' if Motsoeneng reports for duty, says DA

SABC 'in contempt of court' if Motsoeneng reports for duty, says DA

The DA's James Selfe says it is not clear whether SABC's Hlaudi Motsoeneng will be either fired or suspended pending an inquiry.

Emergency medical staff protest attacks on Cape Flats

Emergency medical staff protest attacks on Cape Flats

EMS staff marched in Philippi today to protest the escalation of attacks on vehicles in 'red zone' areas in the Western Cape.

Arrests made in Blackheath paramedic attack

Arrests made in Blackheath paramedic attack

On Monday morning, paramedics were attacked while attending to their duties. Speedy arrests have now been made.

Popular articles
'The EFF seems to be trying to find scapegoats'

'The EFF seems to be trying to find scapegoats'

Deputy Editor at Financial Mail, Sikhonathi Mantshantsha, seems to be finding excuses as to why its leaders are in trouble.

I worked for that money! - Robert Madzonga (VBS shareholder Vele Investments)

I worked for that money! - Robert Madzonga (VBS shareholder Vele Investments)

The Money Show’s Bruce Whitfield interviews Madzonga, who claims innocence and that Chairperson Tshifhiwa Matodzi lied to him.

The sun sets on Zimbabwe’s new dawn as inflation hits 155%

The sun sets on Zimbabwe’s new dawn as inflation hits 155%

Here we go again… The Money Show’s Bruce Whitfield interviews Africa Connected Host Lee Kasumba.

'Clicks false-positive pregnancy tests causes a lot of heartbreak'

'Clicks false-positive pregnancy tests causes a lot of heartbreak'

Some of the women who used these tests shared their heartbreaking stories with Business Insider Online.

Tax payers could go back to filing returns manually if Sars system not fixed

Tax payers could go back to filing returns manually if Sars system not fixed

Marc Sevitz of Tax Tim says it is scary to think the system might collapse and taxpayers will have to file manually.

VBS gave Zuma R8.5m before any security was provided for loan - News 24 journo

VBS gave Zuma R8.5m before any security was provided for loan - News 24 journo

News 24 investigative journalist Kyle Cowan reports that Zuma was granted the loan despite the fact that he could not afford it.

Let your nose decide if docci claims into perfume industry are true

Let your nose decide if docci claims into perfume industry are true

Claims have been made that the perfume industry don't want consumers to know the real cost of making these products.

Woman alleges pastor Omotoso began sexually abusing her at 14

Woman alleges pastor Omotoso began sexually abusing her at 14

Nigerian pastor Timothy Omotoso and his two co-accused face multiple charges, including human trafficking, racketeering and rape.