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mycitiGroundUp reports that five arrested MyCiTi striking bus drivers were charged with public violence and released on R1,000 bail each on Wednesday in the Cape Town Magistrate's Court.  

They appeared before Magistrate MAF Mafanga, who postponed the matter to 9 November for further investigation.  They were arrested on Tuesday for defying a court order.  Their lawyer pleaded with the court to reduce the bail amount to R500, stating that they could not afford that amount as all of them were dependent on their spouses.  Mafanga said R1,000 was reasonable considering that the bail had been initially set at R2,000 by the court.  A large group of MyCiTi strikers gathered outside the Cape Town Civic Centre, while another group attended the court hearing.

  • This short report by Tariro Washinyira is at GroundUp


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