The City’s Directorate of Transport has called on residents to report those who damage and vandalize traffic infrastructure and says the damage causes millions of Rand in losses on a yearly basis.
May-co member, Felicity Purchase says the City has had to, over the past 10 months alone, fork out close to R 8-million to repair electrical and traffic signal infrastructure at traffic intersections.
Purchase says a lot of the infrastructure is also deliberately damaged during service-protests.
Mayor Dan Plato this week confirmed that the City launched a R 1.4-million civil claim against Gatvol Capetonian and the Economic Freedom Fighters for damage caused during protests in 2019 and 2020.
A summons was issued to Gatvol Capetonian for over R 1.3-million in damages, related to a protest in the City in August 2019.
A Letter of Demand was also issued to the EFF, for damage to infrastructure in Brackenfell, during a protest in November 2020.
The lights are shining bright along Strand Beach Road following the important and necessary repair and maintenance of streetlight infrastructure in the Helderberg area.
— City of Cape Town (@CityofCT) April 9, 2021