Intercape plans to take the Police Minister to court after over 100 cases opened with no arrests

Intercape said that it planned to drag Police Minister Bheki Cele to court after the bus company opened over a 100 cases on bus attacks with no arrests made, despite strong evidence.

The Long distance bus company stated that in its bid to force government to stop attacks on long-distance buses, they had to take action.

Earlier this week Transport Minister Fikile Mbalula's application for leave to appeal an order compelling him to urgently implement an action plan to deal with the spate of long-distance bus attacks was dismissed. The bus company reported 150 incidents, including shootings, intimidation, assaults and extortion, between January and August last year .

CEO Johann Ferreira claimed that, despite overwhelming evidence, there had not been a single conviction, nor any arrests, after 137 cases were opened with police in the Eastern Cape. Intercape accused the transport ministry of wasting time and valuable state resources in fighting the court's instruction that it act.

by Everngelista Muza


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