FS Health to attend Funeral of EMS Staff

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A team of seniors from Emergency Medical Services will be sent to attend the funerals of the two Buthelezi EMS staff that died on the N1 north of Bloemfontein, almost a week ago. Image: Supplied

Free State Emergency Medical Services (EMS) will be sending a delegation of its senior management members to the funerals of the two EMS staff that died in an accident on the N1, 30 kilometers from Bloemfontein.

According to Free State Health spokesperson, Mondli Mvambi, the delegation will serve as representatives of the province to show support and sympathy for the fatal killing of two Buthelezi Emergency Medical Services staff members.

Mvambi says that as the two funerals are in separate areas on separate days, the staff will stay over in Giyani (Limpopo) on Saturday then drive to Bushbuckridge (Mpumalanga) to attend the other funeral on Sunday.

He adds that the department also issued transport to Gauteng, for staff that wanted to attend the duo’s joint memorial service, which was held today for the two Department of Health employees at Dobsonville, in Gauteng.

The deceased Buthelezi EMS staff, who were identified as Tshepo Moshapo (37) and Dimpho Maoko (22), will be buried in Giyani and Bushbuckridge respectively. The delegation will attend Moshapo’s funeral on 7 January 2017 and then head off to Bushbuckridge to pay the last respects for Maoko.

Meanwhile, Free State MEC for Health, Butana Komphela has sent his condolences to the families, colleagues and loved one’s of the deceased.

“We hope and believe that the families, colleagues and loved one’s of the brave and dedicated EMS personnel will find peace and go on living their productive lives. This was a devastating tragedy which no human could do anything about. We are all deeply saddened” he said.