Khanya Hospice targeted by copper pipe thieves

2017-08-23 06:01
Photo: suppliedKhanya Hospice Staff show their dismay at the current crime situation and say ‘enough is enough’.

Photo: suppliedKhanya Hospice Staff show their dismay at the current crime situation and say ‘enough is enough’.

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Durban - Enough is enough – no more ... this is the attitude of the Khanya Hospice Staff. Thieves have targeted their offices in Umkomaas three times in a week – stealing the copper pipes.

“That left us without water and we were not able to use our toilets. This is just not on. In an effort to get to the copper pipes, they just ‘ripped off’ any pipe they saw. As the Hospice House is over 100 years old, there are various different pipes added during the years, very few small pieces of copper but the thieves do not care. Unfortunately we have the golf course at the back and that is all open land and that is where the thieves thrive and use that as an escape route. There is plenty of bush to hide,” CEO, Neil McDonald said.

He stressed that Khanya Hospice serves a huge community and their services are offered for free. “Wwe get no government funding, we have to buy whatever we need for patient care out of our own funding and donations. Now we have to still spend our “precious money” to get a plumber and for the water that was gushing out and more,” a despondent McDonald added.

Anyone wanting to contact Hospice may do so on 083 597 8985 or hospice@scottnet.co.za.

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