Four Golden Arrow buses, as well as private and government vehicles, were petrol bombed and stoned on Thursday morning in the vicinity of Nyango, leaving the bus driver with head injuries.

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CAPE TOWN – The Golden Arrow bus service has been confirmed Eyewitness news that another of his vehicles was attacked on Friday morning.

But for the safety of all staff and passengers, the company said it would not say where the attack took place.

Four Golden Arrow buses, as well as private and government vehicles, were petrol bombed and stoned on Thursday morning in the vicinity of Nyango, leaving the bus driver with head injuries.

The violence followed the confiscation of Avanza taxis, also known as amaphelas, by municipal law enforcement.

The Western Cape government has called the latest attacks unacceptable and purely criminal.

Mobility MEC Daylin Mitchell said violence would not be tolerated and passenger safety would not be compromised.

“The Western Cape Government will use all available regulatory measures and powers at its disposal to take strong action against anyone found guilty of public violence, arson, intimidation or any other criminal act affecting the safety and dignity of users public transportation and citizens,” Mitchell said.

He said the Western Cape Government would use all available regulatory measures and powers to take tough action against those responsible.

“We must protect the constitutional order and defend the rights of passengers and other stakeholders. I will not stand by and watch this thug continue,” Mitchell said.

Golden Arrows’ Bronwen Dyke-Beyer also called for action.

“This brazen violence is unacceptable and we call on the authorities to fulfill their mandate to keep our drivers and passengers safe,” Dyke-Beyer said.

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