CT spends R130m on vandalised infrastructure
The city urged the public to report vandalism as it cannot afford the costs.
CAPE TOWN - The City of Cape Town on Wednesday said it spent R130 million repairing vandalised infrastructure during its 2012/13 financial year.
Mayor Patricia de Lille made the statement during her address to the council earlier in the day.
De Lille said the biggest chunk of the R130 million went to the repair sewerage pipes.
She said R7 million had to be allocated to water and sanitation, while a little more than R6 million was spent on restoring damage done to electricity poles.
The mayor expressed concern after some transport systems like MyCiTi bus stops were vandalised in Atlantis and the Atlantic Seaboard.
She did not elaborate with any figures.
But de Lille said the result of this unplanned expense would prevent the rollout of the next MyCiTi phase in the affected areas.
De Lille also called on residents to report vandals as the city could not afford the expenses.