Western Cape MEC for Transport and Public Works, Daylin Mitchell has condemned the assault on service supply automobiles reported this week.
On Friday, 18 March the Metropolis of Cape City reported that 5 of its automobiles have been set alight in Nyanga. This contains Golden Arrow buses, a Municipal truck and an Eskom car. These have been reportedly torched in the course of the protest motion that’s linked to a regulation enforcement operation within the space.
WESTERN CAPE TRANSPORT MEC CONDEMNS ATTACK
Mayoral Committee Member for Security and Safety Alderman JP Smith mentioned two Golden Arrow buses, a metropolis truck and two mild supply automobiles, one in every of which belonged to Eskom, have been focused with petrol bombs between 6:50 and eight:30.
- 06:50 Golden Arrow bus Emms Drive at Nyanga Terminus
- 06:55 Truck Stable Waste Emms Drive and Govan Mbeki
- 08:05 LDV Eskom Eisleben and Govan Mbeki
- 08:10 Golden Arrow bus Govan Mbeki and Symphony
- 08:30 Stable Waste LDV Klipfontein and Borchers Quarry
MEC Mitchell mentioned he strongly condemns the legal acts of vandalism and intimidation on the a part of taxi business operators and drivers within the Nyanga space.
“The security of commuters and residents is not going to be compromised. The Western Cape Authorities will use all accessible regulatory measures and powers at its disposal to take sturdy motion towards these operators, drivers and associations who make themselves responsible of public violence, arson, intimidation, extortion or every other legal acts that impression on the security and dignity of public transport customers and residents.”
Mitchell mentioned his division stays dedicated to remodeling and formalising the minibus taxi business. This, for the good thing about these authorized and law-abiding minibus taxi operators, drivers and workers who’re dedicated to offering a protected and dignified public transport service to commuters.
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