'As long as I'm mayor, I'm not going to sit back and watch criminals take over'

City Power has experienced criminality which threatens to affect the broader Johannesburg community.

Over the past weekend, six men robbed a City Power substation in Mulbarton, stealing copper cables. Last week, City Power also expressed grave concern about vandalism of its infrastructure, especially in the Lenasia South area.

It has also emerged that City Power officials face intimidation and are being threatened when they are addressing illegal electrical connections in communities.

READ:JHB Mayor Herman Mashaba admits city has no capacity to deal with fires

The City of Johannesburg Executive Mayor Herman Mashaba says criminals cannot be allowed to threaten service delivery in the city.

He adds that national government needs to beef up its prosecutions so as to ensure that there are consequences.

Unfortunately, it looks like these criminal syndicates are living in paradise because South Africa is becoming a country where criminals can enjoy protection.

Herman Mashaba, City of Johannesburg Mayor

Us as the city of Johannesburg and JMPD in particular, we arrested these criminals on an everyday basis and a week later people are walking back in the streets.

Herman Mashaba, City of Johannesburg Mayor

For as long as I am mayor and for as long as I am alive I am not going to sit back and watch criminals take over our country.

Herman Mashaba, City of Johannesburg Mayor

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