The City of Tshwane has advised residents that it has regrettably withdrawn, with immediate affect, its bus service and A Re Yeng operations.
The decision follows several incidents of organised violence and destruction of property in the city on Wednesday.
“A Tshwane bakkie, water tanker, three trucks from Water and Sanitation and an A Re Yeng bus were damaged in various violent attacks in the Pretoria CBD. Therefore, in the interest of the safety of both our communities and employees, we took the decision to suspend operations.
“Furthermore, it is important that we protect city infrastructure from these criminal acts. It is now clear that the city is no longer dealing with an illegal strike action, we are now dealing with a well-coordinated criminal attack on our infrastructure,” the city said.
The city has apologised to communities for the inconvenienced caused.
The city said it will work to ensure that all efforts are intensified to get the bus service back on track when it is safer to do so. – SAnews.gov.za