EFF has found itself racking up charges from the City of Cape Town for erecting posters without permission.
CITY OF CAPE TOWN CHARGES THE EFF FOR ILLEGAL SIGNAGE
With the EFF-driven National Shutdown only 3 days away, posters across major cities have gone up on street poles, however, the marketing stunt has not been welcomed by the City of Cape Town.
City of Cape Town’s MMC for Safety and Security JP Smith said, “with already over 300 posters removed from across the City, the current bill for which the EFF is being charged, is sitting at R154 200,00”.
He added that the Outdoor Advertising and Signage by-law clearly prohibits the unlawful display of such signage, as erected by the EFF across the metropoles.
“While teams have been tasked with the removal of such unlawful signage, the cost of such removal as indicated within the pricing schedule, sits at R514 per poster.”
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He said this cost will be applied without prejudice, onto the invoice to the EFF, along with any other additional services that may be required due to their proposed Shut Down protest or for any damages caused to infrastructure or property.
“Where such posters are identified, the public is asked to please log these on the City’s online C3 system, as also readily used by members of the various Neighborhood Watches,” Smith advised.
“Not in our City. Not in Cape Town,” he reiterated the City’s stance against the march.
Meanwhile, the City of Cape Town enforcement staff collected over 249 tyres from various parts of the City on Friday, 17 March. Cape Town MayCo Member for Safety and Security JP Smith said it’s suspected the tyres were dropped in preparation for the EFF National Shutdown on Monday, 20 March.