Cape Town's MyCiTi bus service woes continue as yet another bus torched

City of Cape Town mayoral committee member for transport, Felicity Purchase has confirmed that a MyCiTi bus was petrol bombed on Monday evening just before 10 pm.

The driver and a passenger were seriously injured and the bus was burned.

Purchase says an investigation is underway. No motive or suspects have been identified.

Read: MyCiTi bus service fires eighty drivers

It's a pattern that's developed but I can't tell who it was at the moment.

Felicity Purchase, Mayco member for transport

The bus service is currently only operating at 85% as a result of the bus strike where over 80 staff members were fired, she explains.

She says this latest incident makes it unlikely MyCiTi will be operating at 100% by the end of next week.

This is not the first incident since the strike. Another MyCiti bus was burned last week in Mitchells Plain and Purchase says it will continue providing law enforcement escorts to ensure that the lives of the drivers and passengers are secured.

Until government does something about this in a forceful way, we are going to continue with this behaviour and it is unacceptable.

Felicity Purchase, Mayco member for transport

We cannot allow this country to be destroyed the way it has been destroyed, and it is a handful of people in the bigger picture and we being held ransom by the criminal behaviour.

Felicity Purchase, Mayco member for transport

To hear the rest of the conversation with Mayco member Felicity Purchase, listen below:


This article first appeared on CapeTalk : Cape Town's MyCiTi bus service woes continue as yet another bus torched


Recommended

by NEWSROOM AI
Read More
Former media exec molested 'hundreds' of boys and young men - Deon Wiggett

Former media exec molested 'hundreds' of boys and young men - Deon Wiggett

The final episode of Deon Wiggett's podcast series 'My Only Story' has been published in collaboration with News24.

'We're ready and able to deal with increased online payments on Black Friday'

'We're ready and able to deal with increased online payments on Black Friday'

PayFast MD Jonathan Smit says the spread of technologies available should help mitigate risk of compromising payment systems.

MyCiTi bus service fires eighty drivers

MyCiTi bus service fires eighty drivers

The decision follows a month-long unprotected strike which has disrupted the running of the service in the City of Cape Town.

De Lille lays charges against four DA members over fake AG report

De Lille lays charges against four DA members over fake AG report

Former Cape Town Mayor Patricia de Lille wants DA members investigated for fraud, defamation of character and crimen injuria.

City promises decision on Salt River social housing project after council delay

City promises decision on Salt River social housing project after council delay

Ward councillor Dave Bryant says come caucus members want a more detailed presentation on the proposed development.

Let’s stop wasting money, Mr President! – Finance Minister Tito Mboweni

Let’s stop wasting money, Mr President! – Finance Minister Tito Mboweni

Bruce Whitfield interviews Thabi Leoka, Lumkile Mondi (Wits), Peter Attard Montalto (Intellidex) and Treasury's Duncan Pieterse.

Popular articles
COVID-19 positive cases now 1,585, nine deaths confirmed

COVID-19 positive cases now 1,585, nine deaths confirmed

As stated by the Department of Health, this is an increase of 80 from the cases reported on Friday.

Could SA student's bug-killing coating innovation be applied for Covid-19?

Could SA student's bug-killing coating innovation be applied for Covid-19?

Michael Lucas on his self-sanitising technology and why it could also play a role in a post-pandemic world against superbugs.

'No amount of provocation by community should result in law enforcement abuse'

'No amount of provocation by community should result in law enforcement abuse'

Reverend Chris Nissen says more civil society monitoring is needed to keep the volatile lockdown situation in check.

Lockdown boredom draining your kids? Four simple ways to keep them entertained

Lockdown boredom draining your kids? Four simple ways to keep them entertained

From painting without brushes to whipping up yummy snacks, Nikki Bush has the lowdown on creative adventures for the youngsters.

Gen. Viljoen 'demobilised conservative resistance to transition' - Ramaphosa

Gen. Viljoen 'demobilised conservative resistance to transition' - Ramaphosa

FF Plus founder and former defence force chief General Constand Viljoen died on Friday at the age of 86.

Internet speeds should normalise: Repairs to 2nd undersea cable completed

Internet speeds should normalise: Repairs to 2nd undersea cable completed

Post-recovery checks have been done and Wacs is back in operation.

At least seven WC schools vandalised, burgled during lockdown so far

At least seven WC schools vandalised, burgled during lockdown so far

WCED spokesperson Bronagh Hammond urges communities to be on the lookout as much as they can within shutdown regulations.

[WATCH] Journalists soldier on updating the nation during lockdown

[WATCH] Journalists soldier on updating the nation during lockdown

Frontline heroes: Eyewitness News unpacks a working day in the lives of journalists during the lockdown.

COVID-19 claims two more lives and positive cases now sit at 1,505

COVID-19 claims two more lives and positive cases now sit at 1,505

Health Minsiter Zweli Mkhize briefed the nation from the Khayelitsha Hospital in the Western Cape on Friday afternoon.

Soul singer Bill Withers dies

Soul singer Bill Withers dies

According to a statement released by his family a short while ago, Withers died of heart complications.