On Tuesday morning, a MyCiti bus stationed at the Omuramba stop in Milnerton went up in flames. On Wednesday, another bus fell victim to an arson attack near Kuyasa station in Khayelitsha.
This is according to an EWN report, which cites statements issued by City of Cape Town official Luthando Tyalibongo. The representative also confirmed that, as a result of a recent wave of arson attacks on MyCiti buses, the City would be deploying law enforcement officials to safeguard infrastructure and commuters.
MyCiti bus service struggles
The last two months have been particularly daunting for the MyCiti bus service. An unprotected strike which was initiated last month disrupted services across the metro. Protest action led to driver intimidation, assaults and damage to infrastructure.
As a result, the City of Cape Town was granted a court interdict against protesting drivers, prohibiting the disgruntled employees from gathering near MyCiti depots o