Petrol bomb attack damages City’s equipment at R85 million pump station


A case of vandalism occurred on Thursday when two excavators were destroyed at an R85 million pump station in Sea Winds.

The villainous act was strongly condemned by the City in a statement made on Friday, says the African News Agency (ANA).

It’s reported that because the vandals made use of a petrol bomb, one of the excavators was damaged beyond repair.

A security guard posted at the site suffered a few injuries and was rushed to the hospital for treatment.

“We cannot condone activities that deny services to other residents,” said the Cape Town mayoral committee member for water and waste, Xanthea Limberg. “We want to assure our residents that we have been and will continue to make every effort to ensure that we continue to deliver services as far as possible while prioritising the safety of our staff and the public we serve.”

ANA states that the City is asking for residents to come forward with any information related to planned illegal activities such as land invasions and destructive protests before they transpire.