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Pretoria military base defenceless as it comes under siege from ...

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Pretoria military base defenceless as it comes under siege from locals

It struggles with no water and electricity after adjacent settlements steal electrical cable and water pipes

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The state of disrepair of a Pretoria military base is so dire that its management has resorted to collecting rain water for its day-to-day water needs and generating its own electricity to keep the lights on.

During a visit to the Special Forces School in Murrayhill, north of Pretoria, the parliamentary committee on defence and military veterans was on Saturday informed of the school’s struggles, which include its encroachment by civilians.

The school said communities had built homes and structures too close to its perimeter. This resulted in the stealing of electrical cables and destruction of water pipes that supply the school with municipal water...

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