Work at the Sweet Home Incremental Development Area has stopped after two security guards were killed at the weekend.

The housing development in Phillipi had previously been plagued by vandals, which is why the guards had been deployed. The two were shot just as their shift was starting this past weekend.

Mayoral Committee member for Informal Settlements Xanthea Limberg says workers are now too fearful to continue with the project.

“City workers and contractors are targeted by criminals all over Cape Town and this often gets in the way of effective service delivery. We are therefore calling on anyone who might have information on who’s behind these attacks to please report it to the SA Police Service,” says Limberg.