Blasting the poor

They might be enjoying a prolonged free party but the gangs targeting the automatic telling machines (ATMs) are setting the clock back for township development.

They might be enjoying a prolonged free party but the gangs targeting the automatic telling machines (ATMs) are setting the clock back for township development.

Most of the ATMs destroyed by the bombers in the past two years were in the townships, where communities were beginning to appreciate the convenience of having these amenities at their doorstep.

A total of 74 ATMs have been blown up in the past two months, a figure that surpasses similar incidents recorded for the whole of last year.

Police must be lauded for busting the ATM bombers - 20 suspects have so far been apprehended.

They must must face the full force of the law.

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