SAPS arrest suspect linked Intercape bus attacks

The Western Cape Serious Violent Crime Detectives arrested a 28-year-old suspect who is allegedly involved in the attacks of Intercape buses.

The suspect was arrested in Klapmuts in the Cape Winelands during a tracing operation in the early hours of Saturday morning and is charged with murder and attempted murder.

He is also linked to the murder of 35-year old Intercape bus driver, Bangikhaya Machana who was shot in April 2022 and died three days later in the hospital. Another attack happened during March where another Intercape bus was attacked.

Meanwhile, the Western Cape`s Mobility MEC, Daylin Mitchell welcomed the arrest of the 28-year-old suspect and praised the work done by SAPS.

“I am grateful for this breakthrough and progress made by SAPS in the investigation. The Western Cape Government has adopted a whole society approach to support South African Police Services and law enforcement in whichever way possible to bring perpetrators of crimes to book. We will track this case in court and continue to follow up with SAPS until there’s a successful conviction,” he said.

The Western Cape Police says it will continue to increase its deployments in order to stop the attacks on Intercape buses.

By Lulama Klassen



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