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
"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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