Johannesburg’s firefighters are taking to the streets on Friday over safety concerns. This follows a recent spate of attacks and robberies while in the line of duty.
Democratic Municipal and Allied Workers Union of South Africa (Demawusa) Shop Steward, Terence Gafe, says the safety of firefighters remains a huge challenge.
We want to call on the communities we serve to come out and support and protect us. Firefighters are robbed and assaulted at gunpoint but if we work with the community and the police, we can get these criminals who attack us behind bars.
Firefighters, gathered at Mary Fitzgerald Square want to hand over a memorandum of grievances to Johannesburg Mayor, Herman Mashaba, and Gauteng police.
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