The Cape Town Central City Improvement District (CCID) has urged residents to refrain from graffiti tagging in and around the City.
According to the CCID, the urgent appeal comes after a man was detained after he was caught spray-painting a wall in Adderley Street on Monday, 21 March.
“The City’s specialised CCTV Cyclops Unit identified a man spray painting a wall and alerted the CCID’s Safety & Security team which responded swiftly, caught the suspect and encouraged him to clean the paint off the wall,” CCID said.
CCID’s Safety & Security manager Muneeb Hendricks further indicated that last year alone, the CCID’s Urban Management Graffiti Squad removed 1 406 incidents of graffiti in Cape Town’s Central Business District.
“It not only defaces the area but causes a ripple effect resulting in large amounts of money being spent to remove the tags,” Hendricks said.
Hendricks went on to say that residents can help them maintain a graffiti-free CBD, by reporting culprits to their 24-hour control centre number on 082 415 7127.