RNM disputes the incorrect claim by one of the St. Michaels resident that the light poles on Knox-Gore Road were vandalized due to poor workmanship.

The Ray Nkonyeni Municipality would like to dispel the false claims by one of St. Michael’s residents that the light poles on Knox-Gore Road next to Ugu Sports and Leisure Centre were vandalised due to poor workmanship. We would like to set the record straight that the work of erecting the 21 light poles was of a conventional standard and the municipality spent just more than half a million for this work and were satisfied by the work done by the appointed contractor.

Upon realising that these poles were damaged or vandalised, the RNM established that this was more of an act of vandalism and theft since poles were damaged and both globes and copper wires were stolen. The municipality has since opened a case of vandalism of Council Property and theft in the Margate Police Station and the case number is 418/9/2018. As RNM, we are of the view that there is a need to act decisively against acts of vandalism and would like to warn anyone who is caught on such an act that they will pay a heavy price since this is equivalent to acts of sabotage and wastage of public purse since the work is paid for through government monies.

Issued by
Simon M April
Senior Manager: Mayoralty and Communications
+27 72 057 5387
+27 86 529 7121
Simon.April@rnm.gov.za / Simon.Apri95@gmail.com