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Security Guard And K9 Attacked At Cape Town Construction Site Condemned

The attack occurred at the intersection of Duinefontein Road and Govan Mbeki Road, where the Urban Mobility Directorate is involved in construction work for the second phase of the MyCiTi bus service.

The City of Cape Town has strongly condemned an attack that took place on Tuesday morning at a construction site in Philippi, where a security guard and a K9 patrol dog were targeted.

The guard has been admitted to the hospital for treatment, while the dog is currently receiving veterinary care. In response to this incident, the city is offering a reward for any information that could lead to the arrest and successful prosecution of the perpetrators.

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The attack occurred at the intersection of Duinefontein Road and Govan Mbeki Road, where the Urban Mobility Directorate is involved in construction work for the second phase of the MyCiTi bus service.

According to Rob Quintas, the Mayco member for Urban Mobility, the contractor has been receiving threats from individuals seeking control over subcontracting services.

Quintas emphasised that the City of Cape Town will not tolerate such acts of violence and will not yield to those demanding protection money. The incident took place on the construction site, around 11:20 am, when at least five shots were fired at the guard and the K9 while they were conducting patrols on top of the railway bridge.

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While Quintas did not provide further details about the incident, he did mention that the guard is currently recovering, but the K9 remains in a critical condition after being hit by two bullets. He urged the local community to support their efforts in bringing the perpetrators to justice and reminded them that rewards are available for any information leading to the arrest of those involved.

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Anyone with information can make anonymous tip-offs by calling 0800 00 6992 or emailing SSIMS.SSIUReporting@capetown.gov.za. The City of Cape Town is relying on the cooperation of the community to help ensure the safety and security of all its residents.

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Parusha Naidoo for SurgeZirc SA
Parusha Naidoo for SurgeZirc SA
Parusha Naidoo is a skilled journalist who writes local and world news for SurgeZirc South Africa. With a passion for delivering accurate and reliable information, Parusha has become a trusted voice in the news industry. With years of experience in the field, Parusha has developed a keen eye for identifying important stories and presenting them in a clear and concise manner.
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