Cable theft at CoJ offices an act of sabotage

We will get to the bottom of this, says Joburg Mayor Herman Mashaba, following the cable theft at the City’s nerve data center over the weekend.

This follows the stealing of cables and equipment at the City’s data center over the weekend.

According to Herman Mashaba, CoJ Mayor the criminals failed to get into the main centre which has already been completed.

The City of Joburg is in the processes of building its own information and communication technology services which will now be delayed due to the break-in.

Mashaba says the data nerve centre where cables have been damaged and stolen provides technology to the entire city.

“You can’t run the world today on paper so you need technology to be able to run the city and that’s where this sabotage came in.”

This centre controls the information which helps the city to receive e-mails, provide Wifi and operate the technology that runs the city.

The police are still investigating.

Lucky Sindane, spokesman for group forensic and investigations says, the theft would have cost the City R2m.

“This is an act of sabotage,” said Sindane, who had to make a U-turn en-route to Sun City for Golf over the weekend.

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