The lives of officials were at stake and vehicles damaged recently when law enforcement officers assisted electricians to remove unlawful electricity connections in order to restore electricity in Zwelihle. Officers also had personal possessions stolen.
“Theft of electricity and vandalism are serious crimes and ultimately cost ratepayers money,” said the Overstrand Municipality in a statement last week. “These acts jeopardise the safety of the entire community and impact negatively on the daily lives of law-abiding residents.”
The municipality appeals to community members to work with officials, and not against them, when they perform their functions to the benefit of law-abiding citizens.