Probe into truck burning

Police are investigating a public-violence case after a truck was torched on the N7 near Dunoon last Thursday night.

Similar incidents have rocked the neighbourhood in recent weeks as land invaders have tussled with the authorities over a piece of City-owned land behind Sophakama Primary School (“Land grabs rock Dunoon,” Tabletalk,
April 18). But the land invaders have denied involvement in acts of violence.

“We are not violent and when we do protest, we don’t damage or destroy property,” said one of their leaders, Yanga Omsulwa.

Richard Bosman, the City’s executive director of safety and security, said the burning of the truck was not protest-related.

Dunoon resident Zimkhitha Jola said the incident could be linked to the bus strike.

“Last week, I saw a lot of people standing there behind Shoprite and it looked like those were bus drivers. I was told by a friend that they had come from all over the place to come and monitor bus drivers that were still operating” she said.

Milnerton police spokesperson Captain Nopaya Madyibi said no injuries had been reported and no arrests had been made.