A Capetonian businessman was arrested after several stolen City of Cape Town (COCT) streetlights were found at his establishment. According to the COCT, Law Enforcement officers received a tip-off of city streetlights installed at premises in Klipfontein Road in Athlone.
A spokesperson for the COCT’s Law Enforcement Unit, Wayne Dyson said after officers responded to the tip-off, they found nine LED street lights were installed. Six were verified as COCT property, valued in excess of R16 000.
According to News 24, this is not the first time a business owner was arrested for being in the possession of stolen COCT property, as several other business owners in the Southern Suburbs were recently arrested for similar incidents.
In the meantime, the COCT also confirmed that it is looking to secure and sell its own renewable energy in order to reduce loadshedding.
According to the Executive director for energy and climate, Kadri Nassiep, the use of renewables plays a part in the newly elected mayor, Geordin Hill Lewis’ campaign promises.
“The mayor, in his campaign, I think alluded very strongly to ending load shedding. I think he might even agree that it’s his number one priority for the administration,” Nassiep said.