Mayco Member for Community Services and Health Zahid Badroodien says a lot of damage will have to be repaired.
“A copper pipe in the roof was cut off, causing extensive water and electrical damage,” he says.
Badroodien says the extent of the damage is unknown at this point as it is still being assessed.
All services at the clinic are operational and only Sexual Reproductive Health was deferred to Mitchells Plain Day Hospital.
“The facility has an active alarm system and perimeter sensors, we are investigating the response to the alarm activation,” Badroodien added.
Mitchells Plain Community Police Forum (CPF) chairperson Abie Isaacs says they condemn any act of violence at public facilities.
“Public facilities are meant to help and service the communities; such acts make it hard for these facilities to perform their duties,” he says.
He urged mense to piemp the skelms: “The facility belongs to the community; they must now work with the police to bring the perpetrators to book.”
Ward 79 Councillor Solomon Philander said the burglars saw an opportunity to break into the clinic because the street lights do not work.
“This is surprising because the clinic is next to the police station,” he says.
Police spokesperson Colonel André Traut says the circumstances surrounding the incident are being investigated and the suspects are yet to be arrested.
“The suspects gained entry through the roof and removed copper pipes,” he said.