CT officials raise Manenberg swimming pool safety concerns after attacks

On Wednesday, an employee spotted a group of boys trying to break in and had a brick thrown at him when he tried to close the gap in the fence.

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CAPE TOWN - Authorities are raising concerns around safety at the Manenberg public swimming pool following two separate attacks in a space of a week.

On Wednesday, an employee who works at the facility noticed that a section of the concrete palisade fencing had been vandalised.

He spotted a group of boys trying to break in and had a brick thrown at him when he tried to close the gap.

In a separate incident last week, three vehicles belonging to a contractor who was working at the facility were stoned.

The city’s Zahid Badroodien says: “The attack on an employee at the Manenberg swimming pool is completely unacceptable and we condemn what happened. I urge anyone in the community, who might have any information about this incident, to please report it to the police. I’d like to wish our staff member a speedy recovery.”