Centurion licensing department robbery a targeted attack: Msimanga

Centurion licensing department robbery a targeted attack: Msimanga

Tshwane mayor Solly Msimanga visited the Centurion licensing department yesterday afternoon following a recent robberies at some of the capital's facilities.

Solly Msimanga inspects Tshwane Disaster Management Centre
Photo: Samkelo Maseko

A burglary on Tuesday night has left the facility unable to perform around 80 percent of its functions, including license renewals.

Msimanga says he believes this was a targeted attack.

"Machines were just left, machines that were lying loosely that could have been taken if indeed that was an opportunistic thieving. Those would have been the first target. There is very expensive machinery here that has never been touched that could have been an easy target.

"Specific machines that would render 80 percent of services in this facility unavailable is what has been targeted."

The equipment stolen included PC's, eNaTIS screens and camera equipment.

Msimanga believes there could likely be a link between the burglary at the Centurion licensing department on Tuesday night and other similar incidences across the capital.

The Watloo offices were broken into twice in June and there was also an attempted break-in at Akasia.

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