Thieves now taking concrete covers

2016-01-27 06:00

THERE seems to be no end to the theft of property within the Msunduzi Municipality.

Copper electrical cables and
electricity were the most sought-
after commodities on the thieves’ list, followed by the theft of water from non-metered water points, and now, more recently, there has been an escalation in theft of concrete sewer and storm-water covers that could be on their way to a new marketplace in our city.

While it is understandable the culprits have a market for stolen metal covers at some scrap-metal dealers, it is obvious there are also opportunists who are willing to purchase the stolen concrete sewer and storm-water covers for resale.

The concrete manhole covers should have clear municipal identification markings so that the purchaser can be identified.

Coupled with the cost of
replacing the covers, the culprits are endangering the lives of humans and animals should they fall into one of the open, uncovered manholes.

DA CLLR J. SINGH

Pietermaritzburg

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