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Reward for fire hydrant info

23 July 2019
The head of a fire hydrant at the main beachfront was stolen last week.

The head of a fire hydrant at the main beachfront was stolen last week.

Kouga Municipality is offering a cash reward for information about the recent spate of fire hydrant vandalism in Jeffreys Bay.

Executive Mayor Horatio Hendricks said the municipality was offering a R5 000 cash reward for information that would lead to the successful prosecution of the culprits.

“Just last week the heads of three fire hydrants were stolen, first at Koraal Street and then at the main beachfront and along Da Gama Road. This leads to masses of water being lost,” he said.

“A total of 17 hydrants have been damaged in this way over the past six weeks and we want to bring the culprits to book.”

Hendricks said the Kouga region was still a drought-disaster area and that water restrictions remained in place.

“We, therefore, cannot tolerate such unnecessary wastage of a precious resource.”

Anyone with information or who notice suspicious activity can contact Kouga’s 24/7 emergency line at 042 200 2200 (press option 1) or 042 291 0250.