October 06 2009 at 11:26AM
Independent Online reports that Cape Town's public libraries are under siege from thieves who repeatedly strip them of computers and other assets meant to improve the lives of the surrounding communities.
And patrons are increasingly staying away, as they risk being robbed and even shot when visiting the library.
These shock revelations in the annual report of the city's library and information services department were yesterday confirmed by a senior librarian at the Nyanga library, one of the city's worst-hit facilities.
Here is a link to the original article.