Tuesday, September 22, 2020

GABS bus torched in Mfuleni over the weekend

Yet another bus was torched over the weekend. This time in Mfuleni, bringing the total number of Golden Arrow Bus Services buses destroyed this year to nine. Each bus is said to run a cost of R2.4 million, bringing the total loss to the bus service at over R20 million.

GABS is also offering a R200 000 reward for anyone who can help police investigations, which includes video footage of perpetrators, which will lead to the arrest and conviction.

The Democratic Alliance in the Western Cape has condemned the spate of attacks on the Bus Services.

“We cannot allow the torching of buses to continue as it is a vital means of transport for residents to commute to and from work in the province. Through torching buses, vandals contribute to escalating service delivery costs and delays at the expense of residents, ‘’ says Daylin Mitchell, DA Western Cape Committee Spokesperson on Transport and Public works.

Mitchell says he will be sitting with various stakeholders on a way forward. ‘’As Chairperson of the Standing Committee for Transport and Public Works in the province, I will call a meeting with the provincial department, the South African Police Service (SAPS), and Golden Arrow in order for residents to be provided with critical information on what is being done to end the attacks on buses and bring perpetrators to book.’’

 

Done By: Mitchum George


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