Atlantis and Helderberg show an increase in vandalism and theft.

The City of Cape Town said that it has seen a slight increase of vandalism of its electricity infrastructure in some areas in the city.

It added that the estimated damage to infrastructure, for April, will cost the City R2, 4 million to repair and replace. According to Mayoral committee member for Energy, Councillor Beverley van Reenen while been downward trend in vandalism, theft and illegal connections in parts of the city. Data has shown that areas like Atlantis and Helderberg have shown an increase.

 The City stated that in the first three months of this year the Metal Theft Unit (MTU)arrested 54 suspects, issued just over 2 000 fines, recovered hundreds of kilograms of infrastructure belonging to the City, Eskom, Telkom and other entities. 561 inspections was conducted in scrapyards, resulting in 95 warning notices issued and 29 facilities closed.

by Everngelista Muza


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