Muni concerned over vandalism of asbestos pipes in Seshego

POLOKWANE – The Municipality says they are concerned about vandalism of asbestos (ac) pipes currently taking place in Zone 1.

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“The residents are not co-operating with the contractor onsite responsible for replacement of ac pipes and are denying them access to their yards,” a statement read.

A total of 150 ball valves have been stolen, vandalized and number of yard connections have been removed by residents during the night.

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“We urge Zone 1 residents to stop damaging municipal property as it is resulting in money and time lost to complete the project,” the Municipality said.

An appeal to to the community at large has been made to report any person seen damaging or vandalizing the ac pipes to their local police station, CLO and Ward Councilor.

“Vandalizing of municipal property is a criminal offence and hampers service delivery to communities,” the municipality concluded.

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