cable theft

Illegal liquor confiscated in Mitchell’s Plain

Police in Cape Town have confiscated illegal liquor at a house in Mitchell’s Plain. More than 63 litres of mainly beer were taken by Designated Firearm and Liquor Control Officers at a house in Siberian Way. A 61-year-old woman was arrested. She faces a charge of dealing in liquor without a valid[…]

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Hanover Park Library offline due to cable theft

There have been numerous reports about people not having access to the internet at the Hanover Park Library, this being due to the theft of telephone cables. The theft of cables has proven to be problematic for residents who need the resources in order to search for employment, research assignments[…]

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Metrorail delays: Appeal for public assistance

Several incidents of cable theft along Maitland, Kensington and Khayelitsha have resulted in 60 to 90 minutes delays for Metrorail commuters on Monday. Although a shuttle service has been implemented to deals with the backlog, Metrorail has appealed to the community to expose those involved. “There are two ways of[…]

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Cable theft disrupts trains again

Cape Town train commuters were again left fuming on Friday morning as train services were halted due to early morning cable theft. The theft of four meters of cable on the approach to Cape Town Station caused major delays, with some trains were delayed for more than an hour. The[…]

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2115 arrests in rail offenses

Although 2115 arrests have been made in the past six months, in which 9% are related to cable thefts, metal theft remains a devastating issue. At its critical point, it requires a definitive and effective solution, says regional manager of Metrorail, Richard Walker. Speaking to journalists at Cape Town Station[…]

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