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JHB paramedics robbed at gunpoint while trying to save victim's life

Six paramedics working for the Johannesburg Emergency Management Services (EMS) were robbed at gunpoint while attending to a stabbing in Jeppestown on Sunday.

The EMS' Robert Mulaudzi, says that the paramedics were attacked while they were busy treating a patient at the back of the ambulance.

Two armed men came and demanded their wallets and cellphones. They also took a medical drug bag and a two-way communication radio.

Robert Mulaudzi, Johannesburg EMS spokesperson

The EMS personnel were travelling in an ambulance and a response vehicle, and did not sustain any injuries.

The patient was later transported to hospital.

Mulaudzi has urged community members to come forward with any information regarding the incident, as criminal elements continue to affect the work of paramedics.

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