MyCiTi buses, station set alight

A MyCiTi bus was set alight on Saturday June 20. Picture: City of Cape Town
The City has called on anyone with information following the torching of MyCiTi buses in the Milnerton and Dunoon areas to come forward.

On  Saturday June 20, protesters stoned a bus that was destined for the V&A Waterfront in Potsdam Road, near Dunoon at 6:45am. The attackers instructed passengers to get out, and then set the bus alight.

In another incident, a MyCiTi bus was set alight at the Omuramba MyCiTi station in Racecourse Road, Montague Gardens. The bus was completely destroyed and the station was extensively damaged.

No one was injured in both incidents.

Mayoral Committee Member for Transport, Felicity Purchase, said: “The cost to replace the buses and to repair the station could be at least R8 million.”

The Omuramba station will remain closed. The T03, T04 and 261 routes will be deviated until further notice.

Commuters can call the Transport Information Centre on 0800 65 64 63 for further updates in planning their journeys.