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mycitiNews24 reports that a bus driver sustained serious burn wounds while a passenger was also injured after a MyCiTi bus was petrol bombed in Woodstock on Monday night.  

City of Cape Town spokesperson for the fire services, Theo Layne, said the attack took place in Roodebloem Road and firefighters responded shortly before 22:00.  The driver sustained serious injuries while the passenger sustained non-critical injuries.  Both were transported to hospital.  Last week, a MyCiTi vehicle came under attack in Mitchells Plain.  A petrol bomb was hurled at the bus, but it was only slightly dented.  EWN reports that the City’s Felicity Purchase said they were not sure if the attacks were linked to the wildcat strike by disgruntled employees of a company contracted to run the bus service.  The workers went on strike months ago demanding to be directly employed by the City.  Purchase said:  “At this point, SAPS will do an investigation and our guys will assist wherever they can.  But it’s too early to tell who was involved at this point.”

  • Read a short report in this regard by Tammy Petersen at News24
  • Read too, City of Cape Town unsure if latest MyCiTi bus attack linked to strike, at EWN

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