'Taxi' ambulance driver suspended

2010-11-22 14:46

East London - An Eastern Cape ambulance driver caught allegedly using the vehicle as a taxi, has been suspended, the provincial health department said on Monday.

Disciplinary proceedings would follow, spokesperson Sizwe Kupelo said.

Traffic officials last week caught the driver using the ambulance to pick up hitch-hikers, and making them pay for the service.

The man was transporting patients from a hospital near Ngqeleni to the Nelson Mandela Academic Hospital in Mthatha when he was caught.

  • Zoolie - 2010-11-22 15:22

    Ha ha ha ha are freaking serious, lets go with ambulance we might even get some free drugs. What was this guy thinking when he picked these people up. Only in Africa i geuss.

  • Ockert - 2010-11-22 15:56

    Saw a Police kombi over the weekend - looked as if he was driving a taxi as well, TR8 , TR5 ?? region.

  • Wendy - 2010-11-23 11:06

    This is not even news. Cops, Metro use giv cars to ferry their kids to school etc... What's the difference?

  • Maritha - 2011-08-23 10:38

    Only in Africa!!!

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