Emergency services personnel to march in Pretoria CBD

Emergency services personnel to march in Pretoria CBD

The Tshwane metro police has warned motorists of a march by the Fire Professions Council of Southern Africa (FPCSA) on Friday.

Paramedics March in Reiger Park
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Emergency services workers will march to the Union Buildings to demand the permanent employment of all the reservists with more than three months' experience.

Spokesperson Nthai Monnye says the council wants President Cyril Ramaphosa to declare the use of reservists as exploitation.

“We need a ministry of emergency management services to house fire and rescue, disaster, emergency medical care, towing services, hazmat ops, technicians, chaplaincy and support services to finish the cancer of corruption and maladministration,” says Monnye.

The marchers will walk through Madiba Street Until they reach the Union Buildings.

The roads to be affected include Kgosi Mampuru Street, Sophie De Bruyn Street, Bosman Street, Paul Kruger Street, Thabo Sehume Street, Lillian Ngoyi Street, Sisulu Street, Du Toit Street, Nelson Mandela Drive, Steve Biko Street, Hamilton Street and Zeederberg Street.

Metro police spokesperson Isaac Mahamba says officers will be deployed to monitor the march and all affected streets.

“Motorists are advised to avoid affected streets and use alternative routes."

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