KNYSNA NEWS - Residents of Curlew Court in Meeu Street, Lower Old Place, Knysna are living in fear after a series of burglaries in the municipal complex they claim is a direct result of neglect by Knysna Municipality.
The say they have been struggling for years to have the municipality maintain the deteriorating health and safety standards of the building.
The block of 24 residential flats – occupied mainly by elderly people – is owned by the municipality, who has to maintain the building.
Resident Venona Young (80) said there is no security at the flats and they are exposed to crime. According to her there have been robberies and break-ins at the flats with no response from the police.
In one incident, cellphones were stolen from one of the flats, she said. “Recently one of the tenants had his expensive takkies stolen from the line. This shows anyone can get access to the flats and do what they want without being noticed,” said Young.
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