City contractors held at gunpoint and robbed of two generators in M/Plain

The City of Cape Town’s contractor’s staff were held at gunpoint and robbed of two generators in Mitchell’s Plain on Wednesday.

The team were working on the Highlands Drive bridge, repairing footways that were damaged as a result of cable theft, making the footways uneven and unsafe to walk on.  This incident happened just three days into the project.

Mayco member for urban mobility, Rob Quintas said no one was physically hurt, further condemning the incident.

“The ripple effect of this incident is huge- the contractor cannot operate without the generators, staff fear for their lives and need counselling which could result in the project being delayed.”

“This type of attack on City staff or contractors has become far too commonplace, and it has to stop, not only in the interest of the safety of the employees, but also in the interest of service delivery to our most vulnerable communities,” he added.

Quintas appealed to residents to come forward with any information relating to the incident.

“I call on residents to please share any information that could lead to the recovery of the stolen goods and finding those responsible at their nearest police station or subcouncil office. I also want to appeal to the residents to please work with us as they are the ultimate beneficiaries of this project.”

“I warn those that are hell-bent on undermining our efforts to bring services to our vulnerable residents, that we will do everything in our power to end this criminality,” added Quintas.


Done By: Mitchum George