The City of Tshwane condemns in the strongest possible terms the theft and vandalism that occurred at the Mamelodi Fire Station construction site on 26 June 2021.
MMC for Community Safety, Ald Karen Meyer, said security guards stationed at the site were attacked, with some hospitalized, as the vandals destroyed windows, doors, and stripped electrical cables.
“We send our good wishes to the security guards and wish them a speedy recovery. We further call on law enforcement agencies to investigate the incident and ensure that the perpetrators are brought to book,” she said.
Ms. Meyer said the construction of the Mamelodi Fire Station was almost complete, with minor outstanding issues needing to be finalized before the project completion date, which was set for later this week.
“We would like to call on the community to contact law enforcement agencies with any information on the incident. The station is meant to serve the local community, and so we view this vandalism, as a criminal attack on the well-being and best interests of residents in the greater Mamelodi area,” she said.
Ms. Meyer said, “The City is assessing the damage at the site and will soon determine the way forward. We have also added additional security to the site to prevent further theft and vandalism.”