Wednesday, February 03, 2010

Emergency 10111 Call Unanswered

Feb 3, 2010 9:06 AM | By Staff Reporter

A man who was shot during a robbery says he called the police’s 10111 emergency line four times without receiving assistance.

According to a report in Beeld, police reservist Johnny de Jager and his girlfriend were attacked by two men in Pretoria on Friday, the day that Police Minister Nathi Mthethwa led national police day celebrations in Bloemfontein.

The robbers reportedly fired at De Jager, but only grazed his head. He and his girlfriend, Karen Victor, were repeatedly hit and slapped.

De Jager told Beeld that he managed to get hold of one of the men’s firearms and shot at the men. The robbers returned fire and fled, hitting De Jager in the arm.

De Jager then called 10111 four times, each time without receiving help. On one occasion, the operator could not locate the Pretoria suburb in which the robbery took place.

After the fourth attempt, Victor drove De Jager to hospital herself.

2 Opinion(s):

Anonymous said...

More kaffir incompetence by the ANC and the SAPS!

Anonymous said...

This is the day that all the Police gathered in Bloemfontein for a day of eating; drinking and making merry. This gathering only cost the tax payer 40 million! Then a tax payer is surprised when a stupid emergency phone isn't answered by these drunk comrades after being shot!