The Madibeng municipality’s fire department received a much-needed new fire truck last week.
The new fire engine was bought for almost R5 million. The municipality’s two old fire trucks have seen better days and have become prone to breakdowns.
Mayor Douglas Maimane handed over the keys to the fire department, requesting the fire fighter to take care of the fire engine.
The fire truck was one of several new vehicles delivered to the municipality last week. They include 39 new bakkies, 14 7-ton trucks, one crane truck, one cherry picker, and seven tractors with slashers. These vehicles are part of the fleet bought at a cost of R68.5 million last year. The municipality decided to rather procure its own fleet of service delivery vehicles instead of leasing.
“This important investment by the municipality will go a long way in ensuring service delivery in Madibeng.,” said municipal spokesperson, Tumelo Tshabalala.