Health MEC DR Phophi Ramathuba welomes an arrest of a 41 year old suspect who assaulted paramedic official

LIMPOPO- Limpopo Health MEC Dr Phophi Ramathuba welcomes the arrest of a 41-year-old suspect who is alleged to have assaulted and sprayed pepper spray into the eyes of a 41-year-old paramedic official at the Boabab Tollgate outside Musina yesterday at about 06h30.

The suspect was traced and arrested this morning and is expected to appear in the Musina Magistrate Court on the 15 October 2020.

“We hope that justice will be served. It is just unfortunate that we have become a heartless society that does not even respect an emergency medical service personnel escorting patients to hospital for specialists medical care. This incident not only did it leave our employee traumatized but equally patients who amongst them included children We had to call a backup to continue escorting the patients to the hospitals. We call upon members of the public to respect and protect Emergency Medical Service personnel. These are our life savers who will be there during our time of need.” Said MEC Ramathuba