EMS attacker handed 12 year sentence
Oct 4th, 2017 Video360 542 Views
CAPE TOWN: Western Cape Emergency Medical Services (EMS) celebrated after a man convicted of attacking its personnel was sentenced to 12 years imprisonment by the Khayelitsha Magistrate’s Court.
Siphelo Manunga, 21, was handed a 12 year jail term after he was convicted of robbery with aggravated circumstances. He had attacked two paramedics on duty in Mandela Park, in Khayelitsha, on December 27.
The regional court room gallery was packed with paramedics dressed in uniform including NonzwakazI Mkungela, one of his victims. Eastern District EMS station manager Lynold Griffiths said Mkungela was still nervous and would need to seek counselling again after seeing the perpetrator. Video by: Zodidi Dano/ Cape Argus