COCT Sewerage pipeline repair delayed after staff member shot and wounded

A City of Cape Town staff member has been shot and wounded while repairing a collapsed sewer pipeline in Samora Machel.

As a result, the municipality says water and sanitation services have been provisionally withdrawn from the area until further notice.

A number of sewerage facilities have been affected by vandalism and theft recently. The city said four teenagers robbed a city team of their belongings, including wallets and cellphones, while on duty.