The Witkop blockhouse is situated on the R59 south of Johannesburg. It is one of only a handful left in the country and is a provincial heritage site. We received reports last week that vandals are stripping the structure. Below is a brief update from Councillor Rob Jones of Midvaal.

"Further info is that the roof on the Eastern side (away from the R59) has been removed, the door taken etc. Concerns are that when it rains, the walls will crumble due to there being no roof (as per previous owner of the stand)."