Wednesday, August 27, 2014

Eight suspects arrested for torching Metrorail train in Khayelitsha

Loyiso Langeni
27 August 2014

Cape Town police have arrested eight suspects in connection with the train that was set alight during protest action in Khayelitsha last week. 

Protestors threw petrol bomb on the train destroying four carriages.  Several police vehicles were also damaged during the protest. 

Captain FC van Wyk said it is alleged that the protestors wanted to build shacks in a vacant land in Mew Way Road, Zwelitsha and Khayelitsha. 

Van Wyk said during the investigation CCTV video footage showed what transpired on that evening and police managed to track down the suspects.

"The arrested suspects are between the ages of 19 and 30-years-old from Zwelitsha and Enkanini, in Khayelitsha. They are facing charges of public violence and malicious damage to property and are expected to appear in  the Khayelitsha Magistrates’ Court as soon as they are charged.” Van Wyk added.

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