Mother City to sue vandals

2012-08-22 06:48

The city of Cape Town has indicated that it will sue those responsible for damaging council property in recent protests.

Safety and security mayoral committee member JP Smith told the Cape Times it was not fair for ratepayers to have to bear the burden of such damages.

“This is money squandered on services which were already in place, and hinders other service delivery,” he was quoted as saying.

Investigators were busy identifying perpetrators by scanning closed-circuit television footage, and would go into communities to identify suspects.

According to the report, it was estimated that R6 million would have to be spent to repair traffic lights, street lights, paving, roads, bins and toilets.

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