Golden Arrow Bus company has confirmed that one if its buses was set alight in Khayelitsha on Monday.

Fortunately no injuries have been reported.

This comes as taxi operators have embarked on stay-away today.

The City of Cape Town has also confirmed that at least one MyCiTi bus has also been targeted in Khayelitsha.

Golden Arrow’s Bronwen Dyke-Beyer says at this stage they are trying to operate a full a service as far as possible.

“Unfortunately the situation is unpredictable and volatile, and we  don’t know what will happen from one minute to the next. But we ask our passengers to pleas bear with us as we are trying our best to operate as a full a service as possible”.

Law Enforcement officers and the police have been out in large numbers this morning to try and quell any violence that may arise.

So far, the unrest has only been limited to Khayelitsha.

But police spokesperson Brigadier Novela Potelwa says they’ll try to ensure that there is as little disruption as possible.

“Law enforcement agencies will not hesitate to take decisive action against those who transgress the law and infringe upon the rights of others. The police deployments will focus on possible disruptions and violence to alternatives modes of transport at the disposal of commuters and road users as well as other infrastructure”.

Some commuters have also told Heart FM News that they had to wake up earlier than usual and make special arrangements to make sure they get to work and school on time.



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