UPDATE: Tshwane metro artisans attacked, call for calm – Rekord East

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UPDATE: Tshwane metro artisans attacked, call for calm – Rekord East

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Municipal building set alight.
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Tshwane metro has condemned attacks against municipal workers by unruly mobs in some parts of Pretoria.
On Monday morning, seven people, including councillors, were arrested for public violence after allegedly setting a municipal building on fire in Atteridgeville.
Artisans were pelted with stones when they had to attend to power outages affecting communities.
“The barring of municipality employees from rendering a crucial service of power supply to residents is totally unacceptable,” said MMC for community safety alderman Karen Meyer.
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Some of the areas where attacks on the city’s technicians occurred and Tshwane metro police had to act, were Itireleng informal settlement in Centurion, Phomolong in Mamelodi, Rethabiseng in Bronkhorstspruit and Atteridgeville.

“Tshwane metro police will be deployed in areas where these attacks occur with the view of ensuring safety to our artisans and to speed up the delivery of interrupted services,” said Tshwane metro police spokesperson Senior Superintendent Isaac Mahamba.

Atteridgeville is on🔥,residents 4rm informal settlement Phomolong r always burning infrastructure/ resources when toi-toing.This must stop,they pay 4 nothing but they destroy https://t.co/l3oz9FaS1S SAPS🚁 e sharpa rubber bullet fela mo pheli ka teargas re👍🏽 pic.twitter.com/cKbH3Eb1l1
— C K Phega(Chacha) (@KPhega) May 27, 2019

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