SABC News Western Cape

2018-11-08 20:23:29 -


1 week ago

The City of Cape Town has deployed law enforcement personnel to escort MyCiti buses on various route...

The City of Cape Town has deployed law enforcement personnel to escort MyCiti buses on various routes across the city in an attempt to prevent further attacks on its fleet. This after two MyCiti buses were set alight this week, one in Milnerton and another in Khayelitsha. Last month, a MyCiti bus was stoned and petrol bombed, also in Khayelitsha. MyCiti bus drivers have been on a wildcat strike for the past few weeks, calling for better working conditions. The City's spokesperson, Luthando Tyhalibongo: "The Safety and Security Directorate will deploy staff from the Metro Police, Law Enforcement and Traffic to conduct escort duties of the MyCiti bus services as the City cannot afford to lose buses critical to the public transport network. Most of the MyCiti feeder routes are operational during the morning peak hour period and will operate during the afternoon peak hour as well."