Friday, May 27, 2016

City granted Permanent interdict to prevent violent protests

Mbasa Gqokoma
27 May 2016

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 route.

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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