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Men call Free State medics to robbery

2013-04-09 09:13

Welkom - Two paramedics from Welkom had to receive trauma counselling after they rushed to the scene of an apparent emergency - only to find two robbers who threatened to kill them and robbed them.

The paramedics were not identified to protect them, reported Volksblad.

The man and the woman reacted to a call at about 04:00 by a caller who said he would meet the ambulance and take them to a patient who was seriously ill.

When they arrived at the designated spot, two men pulled out guns and demanded their cellphones.

The robbers then argued about whether they should shoot the paramedics.

One of the robbers told them to leave and the robbers were still arguing when the paramedics managed to speed off.   

Police were investigating.

Comments
  • Adepoju Mosebo - 2013-04-09 09:26

    Tsotsis are being mo creative diz days!

      Justin Rypstra - 2013-04-09 10:06

      & the police are giving up: 'Police were investigating.' note 'were' and not 'are'. The cops prob took notes down so they could do the same thing....

      PointBlank - 2013-04-09 10:22

      So a "reporter" uses the phrase "were" and you in your intelligent mode decide that is how the police are reacting. Gawd, you dumber then I thought.

      Justin Rypstra - 2013-04-09 10:54

      @PointBlank the reporter is almost 100% correct, this docket will most probably disappear & the criminals will run free. 'Were' is kinda the right word to use!

  • Cher Ash - 2013-04-09 09:28

    I sincerely hope these two never require emergency treatment...

      Rageltjie Koekemoer - 2013-04-09 09:59

      I sincerely hope these two do require emergency treatment and do not receive any.

  • Pixie86 - 2013-04-09 09:33

    what the heck is going on in this country!

      Alex Ndoo - 2013-04-09 10:06

      African democracy.

      PointBlank - 2013-04-09 10:23

      I wonder if they were young Afrikaners.

      Rageltjie Koekemoer - 2013-04-09 10:43

      I do recall a pair of young Afrikaners from the same town who chopped a young man to pieces in a cemetery not too long ago. Guess we should blame "African Democracy"?

  • criticallyhonest - 2013-04-09 09:35

    OK...so values/morals are a manifestation of culture. SO I should not be shocked/surprised that my culturally based values are not necessarily respected by people of a different culture. BUT, will somebody tell me what is the value system being exhibited by the cultural group that such people belong to...and, as a side comment, what is the value system of a person/group who considers such actions to be "creative"?

      Rageltjie Koekemoer - 2013-04-09 10:04

      The things people do, good or bad, do not automatically equate to a characteristics of their particular cultural group.

      criticallyhonest - 2013-04-09 11:06

      Rageltjie: That depends on how you define a cultural group, and in any case it almost always becomes a circular argument. From the perspective that a cultural group is defined, at least in part, from the beliefs and behaviors of its members, those people who share the belief that it is ok to do such crime are a cultural group. See http://www.cliffsnotes.com/study_guide/Culture-and-Society-Defined.topicArticleId-26957,articleId-26848.html Culture consists of the beliefs, behaviors, objects, and other characteristics common to the members of a particular group or society. Through culture, people and groups define themselves, conform to society's shared values, and contribute to society.

  • Alex Ndoo - 2013-04-09 10:06

    This isn't evil. This is Africa.

      criticallyhonest - 2013-04-09 11:12

      reverse your logic, maybe this piece of Africa is evil!

      Fortune Chris Sibiya - 2013-04-09 12:38

      Should have said South Africa in other part of Africa this is not happening

  • Zandile Zondi - 2013-04-09 10:14

    Stupid animals!!!

  • Jenny Angela Roxanne Maijanen - 2013-04-09 10:50

    demons.Should they ever need medical assistens i hope carma kicks in.Idiots

  • Fortune Chris Sibiya - 2013-04-09 11:59

    How low can South Africa be

  • Rofhiwa Ronald - 2013-04-09 12:03

    Desparate robbers

  • Kgotso Mgd Selome - 2013-04-09 14:16

    One more reason why the emergency medical personnel should carry firearms...

      Tersia Louw - 2013-04-09 15:43

      Kgotso Mgd Selome - that would be wrong, on so many levels.

      Martin Fourie - 2013-04-09 15:57

      The moment you arm them they become targets for firearm theft as well.

      Fortune Chris Sibiya - 2013-04-09 18:17

      So that thay can shoot their psrtners

  • mikaelapace - 2013-04-09 14:33

    The criminals are getting creative these days and much more daring. First they attack ANC MP van der Merwe in her home and now this. A stunt so calculating can only be called cruel. For more opinion pieces like this and interesting debates as well as a forum for all SOuth Africans to share their thoughts and personal experiences with crime, Like the Victim Support Network at www.facebook.com/victimsupportnetwork

  • Ricky Singh - 2013-04-09 15:33

    Just feel sick that an essential service and personnel(paramedics) are spat on like this.They have to be perverted to even conjure up something so diabolical and sick like robbing medical personnel in the line of duty. Send them to the Russian salt mines or something more fitting,"s**t-heads"

  • Nicolene Deysel - 2013-04-09 18:31

    It is sad, really sad and not the first time that this happens to our personnel unfortunatly, if they need medical assistance, we must help them, we can not discriminate against anyone even if its someone that murdered or attaced our own personell. We need the public to assist us and help the SAPD to remove these people from the street.

  • Nicolene Deysel - 2013-04-09 18:32

    It is sad, really sad and not the first time that this happens to our personnel unfortunatly, if they need medical assistance, we must help them, we can not discriminate against anyone even if its someone that murdered or attaced our own personell. We need the public to assist us and help the SAPD to remove these people from the street.

  • Tolman Mpembe - 2013-04-13 09:47

    For the security purposes the paramedics must also supplied with guns because their lives are in danger

  • Modiehi Octavia Masisi - 2013-04-13 13:14

    Its high for ours paramedics to be protected.we are not even receiving danger allowance. We are also receiving calls on dangerous places without protection or police and our Department waits for such things to happen first before they can implement.they think about patients more than they can think about us

  • Clive Jammine - 2013-04-19 10:14

    do paramedics NOW QUALIFY FOR DANGER PAY ?........................ What a f.................african circus

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