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Mayor condemns violent protests
​More than two hundred families went a day without water as
a Municipal water truck, with the capacity of 14 000 litres,
was destroyed in Engonyameni, south of Durban. EThekwini
Mayor Zandile Gumede has strongly condemned the violent
protests.
ETHEKWINI Mayor Zandile Gumede has strongly condemned the destruction of Municipal property during protests as it impacts on service delivery. This comes as the City lost vehicles valued at R2.5 million during recent violent protests. This includes a Municipal bus and a water tanker that were torched on 1 and 4 February respectively.

Mayor Gumede said people do not understand the impact their violent behaviour has on their community. “The same people who complain to the government about not receiving services are the very ones who hinder service delivery. Many sick residents, schools and businesses went without water on Friday as a result of the water tanker being destroyed. As the City we will not tolerate this culture of lawlessness.” She stressed that law enforcement agencies will do their best to maintain order.

Mayor Gumede urged residents to protest or complain within the confines of the law. The bus was set alight during a protest in Sydenham while the tanker was petrol bombed by protestors in uMlazi. Several Municipal offices and depots were closed from 30 January to 1 February after workers were intimidated and Municipal property damaged.

More than two hundred families went a day without water as a water truck, with the capacity of 14
000 litres, was destroyed in Engonyameni, south of Durban. Collin Naidoo from the City Fleet Unit said damaging property causes delays to service delivery for a period of one to 24 months. He said this depends on the measures the City needs to take to replace the damaged property which includes ordering, waiting for delivery, registering, accessorising and branding the vehicles according to their specific services.

While there is an option of hiring or using spare vehicles, the internal processes are lengthy and costly, which can take up to six months to implement, Naidoo added. Anyone with information that leads to an arrest regarding the perpetrators of the protests are urged to call 031 367 0067 or 083 387 1919.

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