More than 200 Golden Arrow buses are being stoned on average on a monthly basis
More than 200 Golden Arrow buses are being attacked on average every month.
At a recent meeting of the provincial government's standing committee on Transport, it was revealed that six to eight robberies were committed weekly, many of them on buses, while in other instances shots were fired at the vehicles and depots had been petrol-bombed.
Recently, 12 Golden Arrow bus coaches have come under attack resulting in financial losses of just under R29 million.
‘’At the standing committee, the severity of the arson attacks and violence highlighted the need, above all else, for safety measures and criminal justice reforms to be put in place. It was thus further noted that the nationally-managed Traffic Courts are overwhelmed, with cases being rolled over or struck from the roll,’’ says DA Western Cape Committee Spokesperson on Transport and Public works, Daylin Mitchell.
Last week, three vehicles were torched during protests in the Khayelitsha area.
Done By: Mitchum George