CoCT worker recovering in hospital after he was shot while on his way home from work in Gugulethu

A City of Cape Town worker is recovering in hospital after he was shot while on his way home from work at its Gugulethu Depot on Friday.

Mayco Member for Energy, Beverley van Reenen, said the employee is a Senior Superintendent of the City’s Electricity Generation and Distribution Department. Van Reenen said the official, was shot in the arm and stomach, is in a serious condition.

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The mayco member condemned the incident and has called on residents to assist with reporting any and all suspicious behaviour.

‘’We absolutely condemn these acts and are committed to putting an end to this shameful criminality. Cape Town cannot be a city where the lives of the very officials who are providing essential services to its residents are at risk. We will always do our utmost to provide services but not at the expense of our service delivery teams,’’ said Beverley van Reenen, Mayco Member for Energy.

‘’In addition, criminality of any sort has a direct impact on law-abiding customers who might suffer supply loss as a result. These illegal actions directly impact service delivery to residents, and help is needed from residents across Cape Town to stop the scourge. We appeal to residents to assist us by reporting any suspicious activities to both the South African Police Service (SAPS) and the City. We simply cannot tolerate these acts,’’ she added.

The municipality is offering a R5 000 reward that will lead to the successful arrest of suspect or suspects.

‘’Help the City bring an end to criminality, infrastructure vandalism and illegal connections: The City is offering a reward to anyone who provides information that leads to an arrest, confiscation of stolen or illegal goods or the handing in of illegal or stolen goods. This reward is also applicable to information leading to the arrest of people vandalising, damaging or stealing electricity infrastructure or installing illegal connections. SAPS is the lead authority in crime prevention,’’ said van Reenen.

Residents can report crime anonymously on 0800 1100 77.


Done By: Mitchum George