Law enforcement urged to act swiftly in bus attack

Thursday, October 6, 2016

Pretoria - Gauteng Roads and Transport MEC Ismail Vadi has called on law enforcement agencies in Tshwane to act swiftly and arrest those who attacked an A re Yeng bus.

“This criminal act must be condemned in the strongest possible terms. Nothing can justify such a reprehensible act that threatens the lives of innocent commuters,” MEC Vadi said on Wednesday.

The driver of the bus and four passengers were injured when the bus was petrol bombed in Pretoria.

MEC Vadi has wished the injured a speedy recovery. He said he is shocked that the attack took place while the bus driver and innocent passengers were still on the bus.  

MEC Vadi has welcomed the announcement by the MMC for Transport in Tshwane, Shiela Senkubuge, that the A re Yeng bus services will operate normally with Tshwane Metro Police escorts.

“The safety of commuters is of paramount importance and the city should be applauded for taking the decision to ensure traffic police escorts for bus services in Pretoria,” MEC Vadi said.

Tshwane MMC Senkubuge said it is a crime against the people of Tshwane to burn public buses and public property.

“I urge calm, and I commit to making A re Yeng work so that all residents can use our busses,” she said. –

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