The work being done by law enforcement agencies to combat the vandalising of public infrastructure by criminal syndicates continues to bear fruit with the latest breakthrough in Durban this week, where R5 million worth of copper was recovered by law enforcement agencies who arrested five suspects between the ages of 27 and 42 for possession of suspected stolen property.
We wish to commend law enforcement agencies for this major breakthrough which is a telling blow to criminal networks who vandalise and strip public infrastructure that provides water, electricity, sanitation and tele-communications.
Municipalities across the province have borne the brunt of these criminal networks who render key infrastructure in-operable.
We continue to plead with our communities to work closely with law enforcement agencies and for them to report criminal networks that damage and steal public infrastructure.
issued by the Cooperative Governance and Traditional Affairs MEC, Ms. Bongi Sithole Moloi,