This container, which was supposed to serve as a cop shop for the community of Braamfischerville in Soweto, has been stripped.
Metal thieves have taken anything worth selling to scrap yards.
It’s surprising that the container, which has been abandoned for many years, has survived unguarded for so long . . .
The fence and gates have been stolen, and so has the roof!
Daily Sun often runs stories about the problems of people in this crime-infested area.
The aim of the satellite cop shop was to bring visible policing and a sense of security to the people of this township, but it never got going from the start.
During the many enquiries made by Daily Sun about the useless container cop station, the SAPS and the office of the MEC have been passing the buck.
The police station has been standing with no cops to man it while the people have to travel to Dobsonville Police Station to report their cases.
A few months ago, a police Nyala and a few cop cars stood guard outside the place day and night.
But the cops disappeared a day after the People’s Paper reported about them guarding an empty and useless structure.