Two City of Cape Town (CoCT) law enforcement vehicles were petrol bombed during a police operation in Eerste River on Saturday, October 17.
While four officers were responding to a complaint of illegal occupation at the Bosasa housing development, petrol bombs were hurled into the police cars.
“Somebody hurled a petrol bomb into one of the vehicles. That vehicle was extensively damaged but there were injuries to the staff. A second petrol bomb was thrown inside another law enforcement vehicle and the seats were damaged,” said JP Smith, the Mayoral Committee Member for Safety and Security.
The city is offering a R5000 reward to anyone with information that will lead to the arrest of those involved.
“We have opened an attempted murder, arson, and malicious damage to property case with the Mfuleni South African Police Service (SAPS),” Smith added.