A MyCiti bus in Milnerton went up in flames after a petrol bomb was flung at it on Wednesday evening. The vehicle was set alight on the corner of Koeberg Road and Skool Street near the Milnerton Police Station. A male suspect has since been arrested and was detained at the station. The man is suspected to be one of three assailants who boarded the bus and then started a fire.
Another MyCiti bus was set alight on 7 November in Khayelitsha, with a different bus torched in Milnerton in the same week.
Chaos broke out at the Cape Town Civic Centre on Wednesday morning when police clashed with striking MyCiti employees who had been dismissed for not showing up for work due to protesting. The strikers demanded a meeting with Cape Town’s Executive Mayor, Dan Plato, after he allegedly failed to respond to them despite having previously promised to do so.
Police and law enforcement members used tear gas and stun grenades to disperse the protesters, five of whom were arrested and subsequently released.
Speaking to IOL, City spokesperson Luthando Tyhalibong said that all law enforcement agencies were present at the Civic Centre and were monitoring the situation. “The City can confirm that the protesters were removed from the Civic Centre. The building still remains in partial lockdown to ensure the safety of employees. The situation is calm,” he said.
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