Tshwane Fights Back Against Infrastructure Theft with Beefed-Up Police Presence
The City of Tshwane has reported that its metro police department and the police have increased their visibility in areas identified as hotspots for infrastructure theft and vandalism. According to Eyewitness News, the police intend this measure to prevent repeat occurrences like the seven pylons collapsing along the N4 in Pretoria East a few days ago, resulting in many parts of the City losing power.
The City has identified theft and vandalism as the primary reasons for power outages that residents tend to experience in the City. Replacing the pylons is underway, and the City has restored power to all affected areas.
The City has urged residents to report infrastructure-related crimes to reduce power outages. Selby Bokaba, City of Tshwane spokesperson, stated, “The City would like to implore its residents, particularly in Mamelodi, to help the municipality by reporting suspicious activities they spot in and around the substations, as the vandalism and theft of infrastructure are the main drivers of power outages in the city.”
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