WATCH | Vandalism and arson amid Cape Town taxi strike

06 August 2018 - 07:33 By TimesLIVE
One of two Golden Arrow busses that were set on fire in Khayelitsha, Cape Town, on August 6 2018. No injuries were reported. It is unclear if the incidents were related to a taxi strike that was expected to affect commuters in the city.
One of two Golden Arrow busses that were set on fire in Khayelitsha, Cape Town, on August 6 2018. No injuries were reported. It is unclear if the incidents were related to a taxi strike that was expected to affect commuters in the city.
Image: City of Cape Town

Golden Arrow was unable to transport commuters in Khayelitsha‚ Delft and Nyanga in Cape Town early on Monday after two of its buses were set alight.

The company said it had to suspend services in Khayelitsha after one of its vehicles went up in flames‚ but in a later update said: “We have had to suspend services into Delft and Nyanga‚ and are now operating from the outskirts.”

Golden Arrow said it was monitoring the situation closely and would keep commuters updated. It apologised for the inconvenience.Traffic SA shared a video of buses which had been set alight in the Makhaza area in Khayelitsha

MMC for transport and urban development Brett Herron said on Sunday the city had been informed of a possible strike by taxi operators on Monday‚ due to frustrations related to delayed internal industry leadership elections.

Herron said because MyCiTi bus drivers also rely on minibus taxis to get to work‚ some of this service’s routes may also be affected.

MyCiti bus tweeted on Monday morning that two routes have been suspended:

This is a developing story

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