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City condemns attack on electricity workers<p>Two City employees from the Electricity Department are in a stable condition while one is still in a critical condition following an attack that occurred around midday yesterday, 23 October 2018, while they were attending to electricity services in Gugulethu. Read more below:</p><p>The City of Cape Town absolutely condemns the violent attack on three City employees from the Electricity Department that occurred yesterday at approximately 12:00 in Gugulethu. </p><p>They were attending to electricity services. </p><p>A group attacked the workers. A City vehicle was damaged while another government vehicle was also torched. </p><p>It is absolutely heartbreaking that these are the conditions that our staff and contractors have to work under. The City is wholly dedicated to providing top service delivery. However, often the conditions on the ground make it impossible for City staff to perform their duties. Many of our departmental staff and contractors are risking their lives on a daily basis to provide services to our communities. </p><p>The victims of the attack are in our thoughts and we are investigating how the City can assist these workers and their families. </p><p>If anyone in the community has information about this attack, please approach the South African Police Service immediately. </p><p>A City reward of up to R5 000 is on offer for anyone providing information that leads to an arrest, the confiscation of stolen or illegal goods or the handing in of illegal or stolen goods.</p><p><br><strong>End</strong></p>2018-10-23T22:00:00ZGP0|#1d539e44-7c8c-4646-887d-386dc1d95d70;L0|#01d539e44-7c8c-4646-887d-386dc1d95d70|City news;GTSet|#62efe227-07aa-45e7-944c-ceebacca891d;GP0|#904f8ac3-ad18-4896-a9a8-86feb1d4a1b7;L0|#0904f8ac3-ad18-4896-a9a8-86feb1d4a1b7|StatementsGP0|#7f4a0366-35d2-48ce-8598-274308862f9c;L0|#07f4a0366-35d2-48ce-8598-274308862f9c|Electricity Department;GTSet|#2e3de6c1-9951-4747-8f53-470629a399bb;GP0|#a0bc8040-a736-4a5f-82f6-691eb9c89caa;L0|#0a0bc8040-a736-4a5f-82f6-691eb9c89caa|violent protest1

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