City cuts cable theft loss by millions
By Tina George
30 April 2008
The City of Cape Town is very pleased with the figures that were announced by the Minister of Provincial and Local Government, Sydney Mufamadi, that the theft in Cape Town was down from R22 million to R500 000 for this financial year.
“This proves that the City of Cape Town and this multi party government is committed in fighting the scourge of copper cable theft and tackling issues head on,” says Councillor Pieter van Dalen, Chairperson of the Copperheads Task Team.
Van Dalen went on to say that citizens should not think that this is the end of them because they have achieved this result.
“We will be strengthening the task team’s duties, make more visits to scrap yards and be more vigilant as we are doing so well at the moment,” added van Dalen.