Cape Town – Western Cape Transport MEC Daylin Mitchell has reportedly condemned the shootings targeting the long-distance bus company Intercape.
According to News24, this came after three Intercape drivers were attacked this week in Cape Town.
The first incident occurred on Sunday, when a driver was shot outside of a depot.
The driver was in serious but stable condition in the hospital, said the report.
On Wednesday, two Intercape buses were attacked.
The first was attacked on the N2 near Nyanga while travelling to the Cape Town station to pick up passengers.
The bus driver was shot and injured, but he was treated at the scene before being taken to the hospital.
A second Intercape coach was shot at in the same area shortly after the first.
No one was injured. The bus was forced to return to the company depot in Airport Industria.
The bus company believed the attacks were the work of rogue taxi associations.
“I’m concerned that no action has been taken by the Minister of Police, who was tasked by the president on the 6th of June already to coordinate an urgent and crucial national intervention, to address the growing trend of extortion and racketeering that impacts the public transport sector across provincial boundaries,” EWN quoted Mitchell as saying.
Compiled by Sinothando Siyolo