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Paramedic demands justice after alleged assault by ANC big shot

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The paramedic, who was allegedly assaulted by the ANC Joburg Head of Elections, Justice Ngalonkulu, wants justice.

She says the incident has left her in constant fear of losing her job.

Shalati Mushwana spoke to YNews about her trauma following a weekend brawl with Ngalonkulu.

Mushwana, who is currently nursing a broken arm, says the fight was over parking space at the Chris Hani Baragwanath Hospital, where she works.

She says she was accompanying an injured patient to the hospital’s trauma unit when her ambulance was parked in by the head of the ANC’s Joburg Elections’ car.

When she asked him to make way for her, Ngalonkulu allegedly lost his temper and began assaulting her.

She alleges that Ngalonkulu beat her up in front of the hospital staff and when he was subdued by security officers, he repeatedly threatened her that he will see to it that she gets fired.

According to Mushwana, while opening an assault case at the Moroka Police Station, some officers were asking her whether she knew about Ngalonkulu’s influence within the Gauteng provincial government.

During his arrest, the ANC top dog was allegedly making calls to Gauteng MEC for Health, Nomantu Nkomo-Ralehoko, asking her to ensure that the paramedic is removed from her post.

When Mushwana went back to check the status of the politician’s incarceration at the police station, she says she discovered that Ngalonkulu had been released and that there was no paperwork filled from the prosecutor’s office about the case having been listed at the Protea Magistrate’s office.

In an allegation yet to be tested, Mushwana says the hospital head has asked her to let go of her ordeal.

She was also reminded about the health facilities’ policy about ordinary workers not being allowed to speak to the media as that might damage the hospital’s reputation.

Justice Ngalonkulu’s phone rang unanswered when YNews tried getting his side of the story.

We also reached out to the Gauteng Health MEC’s office, and her spokesperson has asked for them to be given more time to respond to the scandal. Written by YNews Correspondent, Bukuta Nkuna

Written by: Lindiwe Mabena

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