LIMPOPO- Health MEC Dr Phophi Ramathuba condemns the criminal acts by two whites man who allegedly assaulted one of EMS official today by paper spray at Boabab toll gate in the presence of the patients and fled the scene. The EMS official was on duty ferrying patients from Musina to Tshilidzini and Elim Hospitals.
“These kind of barbaric acts does not have any ground in our democratic dispensation. As the department we are hard done and disappointed by the level of disrespect shown to our official and patients. Attacking government officials on duty is equal to attacking the state. We therefore call upon anyone who might have witnessed the incident to come forward with information as this might assist in bringing these culprits to book.
We have learnt that the culprits fled the scene with a vehicle of registration number DWD 113 L after the incident. We request anyone who might see this vehicle to contact the police and our department. Let’s assist the police to arrest these criminals because they belong nowhere else except prison.”