At least 3 busses set on fire before Western Cape taxi strike started

At least 3 busses set on fire before Western Cape taxi strike started

- On Monday morning 3 busses were set on fire ahead of the expected taxi strike

- No one was reported injured during the incidents

- It is not clear if all of the incidents can be linked to the strike, but at least one is

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In the early hours of the morning, even before the expected taxi strike had started, 3 busses were torched in different locations of the Western Cape.

The incidents are going to influence many South Africans since the strike will leave them without transport as well.

A report by News24 indicated that one bus was set on fire in Tutu Avenue, Makhaza and another next to False Bay College, Lingelethu-West.

Director for Traffic and Law Enforcement for Cape Town, Robbie Roberts, confirmed that 2 Golden Arrow busses have been set on fire.

At this point, it is still unclear if these two incidents have anything to do with the taxi strike.

The third was torched in what is currently believed to be a protest-relation incident in Khayelitsha, as confirmed by Theo Layne, spokesperson for the Cape Town Fire and Rescue Services.

No injuries have been reported during these incidents while 14 firefighters, 2 fire engines, a rescue vehicle, and a water tanker were called in for help.

The MyCiTi Bus informed commuters on social media that services to Khayelitsha East and West would be ended until further notice.

Golden Arrow also shared on social media services into Nyanga and Delft would be temporarily ended until further notice but was operating from the surrounding and outer areas. No Golden Arrow services were running in Khayelitsha.

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