The City strongly condemns the burglary of the Villa Liza Clinic. The facility was broken into on Wednesday night and 22 computers, two monitors and kitchen appliances were among the items stolen.

Discovered the following morning, the burglary forced the facility to close to the public on Thursday, 2 March, but reopened on Friday.

“This is a senseless act of thuggery that puts the lives of innocent people at risk. Health care is an essential service and basic need of our people and we as a municipality are trying our best to provide it – only to be frustrated by heartless thugs,” says metro spokesman Zweli Dlamini.

“The time has come for communities to join us in protecting critical public infrastructure from these criminals who happen to live among us. Crime is a societal sickness that needs all of us to join hands if we are to defeat it.”

Preliminary investigations have revealed that the burglars gained entry into the property by cutting the razor fence and breaking the main door to gain entry. 

A detailed inventory of the stolen goods will be determined once the South African Police Service (SAPS) has completed its investigation.

Members of the public who have information on the recent act of crime are encouraged to inform the police on 08600 10111 or visit the nearest police station or EMPD precinct.