Mom dies after protesters block ambulance

2012-05-11 10:05
Mahikeng - A woman has died in the North West province after the ambulance that was transporting her was held up by protesters in a service delivery march.

Beeld reported that the woman was rushed from a clinic in Ganyesa to a hospital in Vryburg for urgent treatment following labour. Part of her placenta had not been removed during childbirth, resulting in a life-threatening situation.

People protesting against poor service delivery in the area held up the ambulance for nearly two hours, during which the woman died.

Her baby is alive and healthy. 

North West MEC for health, Dr Magome Masike, condemned the incident, saying no matter how angry communities were, ambulances could not be stopped.

“We deliver essential services in situations of life and death.” 
Read more on:    mahikeng  |  health  |  service delivery

Join the conversation! encourages commentary submitted via MyNews24. Contributions of 200 words or more will be considered for publication.

We reserve editorial discretion to decide what will be published.
Read our comments policy for guidelines on contributions.
NEXT ON NEWS24X publishes all comments posted on articles provided that they adhere to our Comments Policy. Should you wish to report a comment for editorial review, please do so by clicking the 'Report Comment' button to the right of each comment.

Comment on this story
Comments have been closed for this article.

Inside News24


Book flights

Compare, Book, Fly

Traffic Alerts
There are new stories on the homepage. Click here to see them.


Create Profile

Creating your profile will enable you to submit photos and stories to get published on News24.

Please provide a username for your profile page:

This username must be unique, cannot be edited and will be used in the URL to your profile page across the entire network.


Location Settings

News24 allows you to edit the display of certain components based on a location. If you wish to personalise the page based on your preferences, please select a location for each component and click "Submit" in order for the changes to take affect.

Facebook Sign-In

Hi News addict,

Join the News24 Community to be involved in breaking the news.

Log in with Facebook to comment and personalise news, weather and listings.