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tshwane thumb100 The Citizen reports that City of Tshwane officials have been exposed to danger while attempting to deliver services to communities, with the latest attack being on a plumbing team that was pelted with bricks in Atteridgeville.  

The team was attending to a blocked manhole in Saulsville last week when members were attacked with bricks and stones by a group of residents.  The employees had to take cover inside a municipal vehicle and sped off when the angry crowd started hurling objects at the truck.  In another incident in the area, workers from the parks division were threatened and stopped from cutting grass at the Mbolekwa sports facility by a group who called themselves the “Business Forum”.  The City strongly condemned the attacks on its personnel and said it could not dispatch employees to be attacked, harassed and threatened by the community they were trying to assist.  “It said it would be looking at ways of enlisting the services of the Tshwane metro police and possibly the police to assist.

  • Read this report by Rorisang Kgosana in full at The Citizen
  • Read too, City of Tshwane condemns attacks on employees, at News24

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