Gugulethu Fire Station attacked by protesters

The Gugulethu Fire Station has been closed after the violent protesters started targeting its firefighters.

Mayco member for Safety and Security JP Smith said that the vandals had set one of the vehicles and a carport on fire at the Fezeka Municipal Office next to the station.

“Firefighters extinguished the fire, but soon became targets themselves, when the group started hurling stones at their building, causing damage to the bay doors,” Smith claimed.

The operations at the Gugulethu Fire Station have been suspended.

Smith called these actions a direct attack on the community as the facilities served the community.

“The thugs behind the destruction will argue that their actions were done in protest, but it is immaterial, because there can be no justification for the ongoing damage and vandalism of city infrastructure,” Smith stated.

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