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newsCape Argus reports that a Cape Town Water and Sanitation worker is receiving trauma counselling after the City’s team was robbed at knifepoint while fixing sewer overflow in Elsies River.

The incident took place at the Owen Road and Adriaanse Avenue intersection, when unknown suspects appeared and robbed the worker of his cellphone last week. Water and Sanitation Mayco member, Zahid Badroodien, confirmed the incident and reported: “One staff member who was manning the sewer pump was robbed of his cellphone. The staff member was held up with a knife and robbed.” He advised that going forward, “our teams will require the support of law enforcement before entering this area to render services.” Badroodien commented further: “The anxiety and emotional distress of working in such an unpredictable environment cannot be underestimated and the City has provided counselling to the affected staff members through our Employee Wellness Programme.”

  • Read the full original of the report in the above regard by Marsha Dean at Cape Argus

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