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By unknown | Sep 12, 2008 | COMMENTS [ 0 ]

Tebogo Monama

Tebogo Monama

Netcare 911 has suspended a staff member who was caught on CCTV camera assaulting a man who had allegedly driven badly.

The emergency healthcare group would also investigate the incident, 911 said yesterday.

Matthews Moremong was assaulted by three men on Sunday evening in an apparent road rage incident.

The attackers, in a white Jetta, accused him of driving like a nincompoop and then assaulted him.

Little did they know that the attack, outside the entrance to a minerals and metallurgy company in Randburg, north of Johannesburg, was being recorded on camera.

Moremong, who is recovering from injuries to his face and back, was om his way to check on the guards at the company when the terrible trio struck.

On Tuesday Sowetan supplied the CCTV footage to Netcare 911, who identified the man dressed as a paramedic as one of their employees.

Netcare 911 MD Tumi Nkosi yesterday confirmed that one of her staff members had been suspended pending a formal disciplinary inquiry.

The company had also reported the paramedic to the Health Professions Council of South Africa, a body that regulates the conduct of health professionals, she said.

"T hough the assailant was not on duty or travelling in a Netcare 911 vehicle at the time, the company views this type of conduct in an extremely serious light," Nkosi said.

"This entire incident goes against all that we stand for at Netcare 911.

"We are a resource in times of crisis. That is why we will never tolerate behaviour of this nature."

It is unclear whether the police have traced the driver of the white VW Jetta.

Randburg police could not give details but Sowetan has established that the Jetta is registered in the name of a Randfontein man.


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