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mycitiTimesLive reports that a MyCiTi bus driver was forced to flee for his life after three “passengers” boarded, threw petrol inside and set the vehicle alight in Cape Town.  

The bus was en route from Cape Town to Omuramba station in Milnerton at around 7.45pm on Wednesday.  The city’s law enforcement director Robbie Roberts said three men stopped the bus on Koeberg Road and used petrol to set it on fire.  One of the fleeing suspects was identified by the community and security, and was arrested.  The incident happened just hours after more than 80 fired MyCiTi bus drivers forced the Civic Centre - the home of the Cape Town municipal government - to shut down on Wednesday.  The drivers were fired by their employers, the vehicle-operating companies which run buses for the city, after a six-week unprotected strike.  The striking bus drivers were demanding to be employed by the city.  Currently, the city uses contractors to employ drivers to operate its fleet of buses.

  • Read the full original of this report at TimesLive
  • Read too, Sacked bus drivers clash with police in Cape Town, at TimesLive

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