Thursday, May 28, 2015

Protest action in Nyanga results in burning of City of Cape Town vehicles

Loyiso Langeni
28 May 2015

The City of Cape Town has condemned the violence and burning of an ANC councillor’s house and cars in Nyanga.

Protestors are calling for better service delivery especially proper sanitation facilities. Last night the protestors broke down the gate of the solid waste facility in Crossroad, burnt down parts of the building and destroyed six bakkies and three vehicles as well as private trucks on the road.

Mayoral Committee Member for Safety and Security JP Smith said these actions are not helping the community and they are not in the interest of the community.

Smith added that these protesters are the enemy of the local community because the vehicle that they destroyed the city cannot afford to replace them for quite some time. We are barely able to keep the vehicle free going as it is and there is no money to replace these vehicles.

"He emphasised that this will have a very negative and detrimental impact on service delivery in that area for many months to come. We are asking members of the public who know was responsible for this to come forward with information so that we can take legal action against these people and to prevent them from destroying public infrastructure and harming the interest of poor and vulnerable,” Smith concluded.  



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