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Workers held at gun point, generators stolen<p>​I was informed this morning of an incident involving a City contractor in Mitchells Plain earlier this week.<br></p><div>The contractor’s staff were held up at gunpoint on Wednesday, 24 August 2022, and robbed of two generators, while working on the Highlands Drive bridge.</div><div><br></div><div>This incident happened just three days into the project, and while we are incredibly grateful that no one was physically hurt, the emotional toll on those involved cannot be discounted.</div><div><br></div><div>The ripple effect of this incident is huge- the contractor cannot operate without the generators, staff fear for their lives and need counselling which could result in the project being delayed. </div><div><br></div><div>This type of attack on City staff or contractors has become far too commonplace, and it has to stop, not only in the interest of the safety of the employees, but also in the interest of service delivery to our most vulnerable communities.</div><div><br></div><div>I call on residents to please share any information that could lead to the recovery of the stolen goods and finding those responsible at their nearest police station or subcouncil office.</div><div><br></div><div>The contractor is appointed to repair footways that were damaged as a result of cable theft, making the footways uneven and thus unsafe to walk on. </div><div><br></div><div>I warn those that are hell-bent on undermining our efforts to bring services to our vulnerable residents, that we will do everything in our power to end this criminality. </div><div><br></div><div>I also want to appeal to the residents to please work with us as they are the ultimate beneficiaries of this project. </div><div><br><br></div><p><br></p>2022-08-25T22:00:00ZGP0|#1d539e44-7c8c-4646-887d-386dc1d95d70;L0|#01d539e44-7c8c-4646-887d-386dc1d95d70|City news;GTSet|#62efe227-07aa-45e7-944c-ceebacca891dGP0|#792a36fa-9d0a-4f24-9f63-98557db59729;L0|#0792a36fa-9d0a-4f24-9f63-98557db59729|Mitchells Plain;GTSet|#2e3de6c1-9951-4747-8f53-470629a399bb;GP0|#c120197c-7475-4b47-b86f-56e46cfc5fd2;L0|#0c120197c-7475-4b47-b86f-56e46cfc5fd2|robbery;GPP|#c2ced1bb-d767-41b1-969b-7c5db24f6092;GP0|#73b473ca-f151-491f-b2ec-e56540af9805;L0|#073b473ca-f151-491f-b2ec-e56540af9805|criminal activities;GPP|#684fa0e4-3901-467f-9bab-6f6995dc8f9310

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