City Of CT Clinics Hard-Hit by criminals in the city’s health services

Simamkele Vakaza
11 May 2016

The City of Cape Town says it has submitted more than 100 insurance claims, of which the majority are for incidents of theft and vandalism at clinics since July last year.

The City of Cape Town’s Health Directorate has submitted insurance claims valued at more than R750 000 over a nine-month period for losses incurred as a result of theft and burglary.

The municipality's Siyabulela Mamkeli says these incidents are crippling health services.

In Khayelitsha, criminals made off with three computers from the Zakhele Clinic on Monday 2 May 2016. The following night, thieves stole 50 white plastic chairs from the clinic and damaged the front door and burglar gate. Other clinics in Khayelitsha have also been targeted in recent weeks, including two incidents at the Town 2, Nolungile and Kuyasa clinics.