In a statement, the Western Cape High Court, on
Wednesday, granted the City of Cape Town a final and permanent interdict
against violent protesters, preventing them from disrupting the MyCiTi service
or conducting any protest action at the MyCiTi stations along the T04 trunk
City’s Mayoral Committee Member for Transport,
Brett Herron says, the City cannot allow protesters to vandalise and damage infrastructure,
inconvenience commuters, and disrupt the MyCiTi service which is providing a
vital and important service to the communities of Dunoon and Joe Slovo.
He says “Vandalism
and the destruction of City property, coupled with intimidation and threats to
City’s personnel and law-abiding citizens, is unacceptable”.
“There is absolutely no excuse
or justification for this criminal and thuggish behaviour and with this final
interdict the court drew a line in the sand”, Herron adds.
The Western Cape High Court
found that the City of Cape Town ‘has a clear right to protect its property, as
well as to protect its officials and employees, and the commuters who make use’
of the MyCiTi stations and service, he concludes
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