Raeesa Kimmie
1 minute read
19 Sep 2018
9:03 am

WATCH: Limpopo paramedic in hot water after allegedly transporting alcohol in vehicle

Raeesa Kimmie

A video of a Mokopane resident approaching a Limpopo EMS paramedic over the alleged abuse of a government vehicle for private use has gone viral on social media.

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In the video, the resident asks the paramedic why she was using a Limpopo EMS Ambulance to allegedly deliver alcohol from the ambulance to a private vehicle, reports Polokwane Review.

The paramedic then replies saying: “This is my work car, there is no way I cannot use this car to do whatever I want.”

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After viewing the video, Polokwane Review contacted the spokesperson for the MEC of Health Thabiso Teffo for comment on the matter. Teffo confirmed that steps will be taken against the paramedic.

“We can confirm that disciplinary action will be taken against the paramedic based on her communication. Behaviour like that towards someone else while on duty cannot be tolerated. We expect our employees to uphold the Department’s standards at all times,” Teffo said.

On the allegation that alcohol was being transported in the vehicle, Teffo said that no alcohol is allowed in any government vehicle.

“While it is okay for employees to stop off and get something to eat, we take those allegations seriously. We can’t confirm whether or not there was alcohol in the vehicle but that is subject to investigations into the authenticity of the video.”

Teffo concluded by saying that the paramedic’s behaviour is regrettable.

The video has since received more than 18,000 views on Facebook.

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