Sipho Mabena
Premium Journalist
2 minute read
7 Jun 2021
2:49 pm

PICS: Nothing left to steal – Tshwane Metro paying guards to guard ‘nothing’

Sipho Mabena

Even the guardhouse has been destroyed, with the guards now using a shack erected along the once lush soccer pitch as their base.

A security guard can be seen near their guard house guarding the vandalised and abandoned Zithobeni Stadium in Bronkhorstspruit. Picture: Jacques Nelles

For over two years, the Tshwane Metro has been paying a company for two security guards per shift at the Zithobeni stadium. The problem is that even the guards don't know what they're meant to be guarding, as there is almost nothing left of the destroyed facility. In December 2018, The Citizen reported how the facility, built for R44.3 million in 2017, had been stripped bare, with urinals, toilet bowls, and basins and copper pipe fittings ripped from the walls of all the ablution facilities. Also Read: PICS: How to smash and grab a brand-new Tshwane stadium The stadium, near...