Thieves strip copper sheeting from Pietermaritzburg City Hall’s roofing

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Thieves have been targeting the copper sheeting from the roof the Pietermaritzburg City Hall.
Thieves have been targeting the copper sheeting from the roof the Pietermaritzburg City Hall.
Burkhard Schlosser

Msunduzi Municipality is still mulling over beefing up security at the Pietermaritzburg City Hall to stop the theft of the copper sheeting from the roof.

City manager Madoda Khathide revealed yesterday that they had considered adding private security to ensure the roof was no longer being vandalised. He said the use of a private security company was mooted when the City wanted to tackle crime in the City Hall precinct.

Khathide said they had however backtracked from this after a decision had been taken to only use the City’s security at the City Hall. Khathide admitted to security being lax at the City Hall. This, despite the tense atmosphere created by the upcoming municipal elections in November.

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