Pole vandals strike

2018-01-23 06:00
City officials are attending to damaged electricity poles in the Parkwood area.

City officials are attending to damaged electricity poles in the Parkwood area.

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City of Cape Town officials are calling on the community to stand together against vandalism.

This comes after a number of electricity poles were damaged in the Parkwood area.

The officials say poles have had their welded covers broken off and stolen, leaving live wires left exposed.

Ward councillor, William John Akim, says: “I have noticed that in our ward the electrical street pole covers have been removed and electrical wires have also been stolen and sold for scrap. Residents came to our office and reported these challenges, as it is a safety hazard to communities, especially our youth, and visibility at night is very poor due to vandalism. The electrical department is now in the process of replacing the stolen covers and reconnecting the electrical wires that have been removed.”

Locals are urged to contact the City offices with any information leading to the culprits.


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