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gunIOL News reports that the City of Cape Town has condemned the attack on a security guard and a K9 patrol dog at a construction site along Duinefontein Road and Govan Mbeki Road in Philippi on Tuesday.

The incident took place before midday, and fortunately, the security guard managed to survive the shooting incident and is currently in hospital. The K9 has been admitted for veterinary care. Mayoral committee member for urban mobility, Councillor Rob Quintas, said the construction site was related to the second phase of the MyCiTi bus service in the metro south-east. He reported: “These attacks are unacceptable and undermine the City’s efforts to deliver much-needed services to communities. The attack happened where our Urban Mobility Directorate is busy with construction work related to the roll-out of the second phase of the MyCiTi bus service in the metro south-east. Over the past few weeks, the contractor has been receiving threats from those wanting to control the subcontracting of services. I want to make it very clear that the City will not allow this thuggery, neither will we succumb to those demanding so-called protection money.” Quintas added that at least five shots were fired at the security guard and the K9 while the duo were conducting patrols on top of the railway bridge.

  • Read the full original of the report in the above regard by Robin-Lee Francke at IOL News

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