Unknown assailants kidnapped and held hostage a City of Tshwane system operator at the Soshanguve Depot. Apparently, the alleged perpetrators drove around with him and attempted to force him to energise areas in northern Soshanguve that were without power.
Fortunately, the operator managed to escape and the City is grateful for a life spared. The City strongly condemns this criminal behaviour in any part of the municipality and the perpetrators of this despicable behaviour should know the consequences of their actions.
“All teams operating from the Soshanguve Depot have been grounded to safeguard the plant, equipment, and personnel”. Said the City of Tshwane.
“This persisting phenomenon of harassment and robbery of officials while on duty has dire consequences because it hinders service delivery to residents.
As a result, the City aims to provide protection for electricians and artisans who are on call for infrastructure maintenance in the communities that require their services.
The City further appeals to members of the community to cease intimidating, assaulting, and threatening its officials and/or damaging the City’s assets and infrastructure components. If some sections of the community continue with this thuggish behaviour, they will make it difficult for our officials to respond to service delivery interruptions