A female security officer was injured when an angry mob petrol bombed a City vehicle during an attack on City officials at the Coastal Park Landfill Site in Muizenberg on Sunday.
In a statement, the City said the attack was motivated by the outrage over a City operation in the area.
“The incident, which occurred on Sunday evening, was in retaliation to the City acting to prevent the further unlawful occupation of the proclaimed False Bay Nature Reserve earlier on the same day,” read part of the statement.
IOL reported on Wednesday that the female security officer was being chased by the mob when she decided to shelter under a vehicle. The group then threw a petrol bomb on the vehicle while she was under it.
“Upon arriving on scene, the City’s Law Enforcement officers attached to the Rapid Response Unit managed to free and rescue the female officer from under the vehicle.
“The security officer sustained serious injuries to the lower parts of her body. She was stabilised and taken to hospital. No arrests have been made yet,” Law Enforcement spokesperson Wayne Dyson was quoted as saying.
The report said that the security, relocation and eviction services group confirmed that one of its officers had been seriously injured in the attack and was in a critical condition in hospital.