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Crèche, Soup kitchen and Electricity Depot attacked in Hangberg <p>​The City of Cape Town removed an illegally erected structure in Hangberg yesterday, after warnings had been given to remove the illegally erected structure, in accordance with complaints received from the community in the area. </p><p>A trespassing order is also in place. </p><p>City staff came under attack, were assaulted with stones and had flares and petrol bombs fired at them. This was in the same area as the previous actions just over a week ago.</p><p>The City condemns the senseless torching of a crèche (ECD centre), which has been used as a soup kitchen feeding hundreds of residents on a daily basis. </p><p>The City’s Electricity depot construction site also came under attack - the depot is aimed at bringing services closer to the residents of Hangberg. </p><p>Currently Hout Bay is serviced from Wynberg, which is not ideal as it does not enable quick response. The damage to these facilities is being assessed. </p><p>The South African Police Service (SAPS) was on the scene following unrest and threats by a small group of community members - we are informed that some them are minors. </p><p>The SAPS must maintain law and order and the City condemns violent actions that especially affect the most vulnerable.</p><p>We encourage residents to anonymously report those who are destroying their community and can do so at 10111 or 021 480 7700.</p><p>The area remains volatile.</p><p><br><strong>End<span aria-hidden="true"></span></strong></p>2020-06-19T22:00:00ZGP0|#1d539e44-7c8c-4646-887d-386dc1d95d70;L0|#01d539e44-7c8c-4646-887d-386dc1d95d70|City news;GTSet|#62efe227-07aa-45e7-944c-ceebacca891dGP0|#ee604e0c-ec96-4fe3-96a1-5c399242ce7b;L0|#0ee604e0c-ec96-4fe3-96a1-5c399242ce7b|Hangberg;GTSet|#2e3de6c1-9951-4747-8f53-470629a399bb;GP0|#633591e2-ed41-4816-9750-3d5f5090deda;L0|#0633591e2-ed41-4816-9750-3d5f5090deda|illegal activity1

 

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