The city to ramp up deployment in Nyanga to stop further attacks

After violence broke out on Friday morning all service delivery vehicles have been withdraw from Nyanga.

According to Mayoral committee member for safety and security, Alderman JP Smith, this was after two Golden Arrow buses, a City of Cape Town truck and light-duty vehicle, along with an Eskom light-duty vehicle was set on fire.

“Between 6.50am and 8.30am, five vehicles were targeted with petrol-bombs,” Smith said.

He added that they are working with the South African Police Service (SAPS) to find the perpetrator responsible for these heinous acts. He said these incidents could be a response to an operation on Thursday to locate locate the taxi driver and owner who escaped custody when the Philippi East police station was violently attacked last week

Smith said the City would ramp police presence, he hopes these deployment will be able to stop further attacks and to assist police in catching the perpetrators.

by Everngelista Muza