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newsTimeslive reports that Cape Town commuters already affected by disruption to passenger train services were warned to expect even more woes after three buses were attacked and two torched in the city on Monday.  

Golden Arrow suspended services in Khayelitsha‚ Delft and Nyanga early on Monday after two of its buses were set alight.  Two MyCiTi buses were attacked en route to the Kuyasa station just before the morning peak-hour service in Khayelitsha and a third MyCiTi bus was stoned along the N2 freeway.  No injuries were reported.  The MyCiTi service in Khayelitsha will remain suspended until further notice.  Mayoral Committee Member for Transport Brett Herron condemned the violence in the strongest possible terms.  He stated:  “It is totally unacceptable that the MyCiTi service and (Golden Arrow) are being targeted while we are trying our utmost to assist commuters who are left stranded as a result of the minibus-taxi industry withholding its services.”  The decision by the minibus-taxi industry to halt services relates to internal industry leadership issues.  A spokesperson for the Minibus-Taxi Industry Task Team‚ which supports the strike‚ denied that taxi operators had attacked the Golden Arrow buses.

  • Read this report in full at Timeslive
  • Read too, ‘Western Cape taxi industry without effective leadership’, at EWN

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