Golden Arrow says Thursday’s attacks on its buses appear to be linked to a traffic operation that was conducted in Nyanga.
Four buses and a City of Cape Town vehicle have been torched in the area.
The bus company’s Bronwen Dyke-Beyer says one of their drivers has been injured.
“Three buses were petrol bombed on Govan Mbeki and Ems Drive at approximately 09:30 [on Thursday morning]. A fourth bus has been set alight Eisleben and Sheffield [Roads]. In the first incident, no injuries were reported; but in the second, our driver suffered head injuries. Information available to us currently would seem to link this to a traffic operation earlier [that day] in the area, in which a number of taxis were impounded.”
Meanwhile, the DA in the Western Cape estimates that the damages would cost Golden Arrow around R10 Million.
Provincial Mobility MEC, Daylin Mitchell, has also condemned the incident.
Police are continuing to monitor the situation.