Another bus shooting

2017-08-10 06:02
PHOTO: supplied The driver inspects the damage to the bus after the shooting.

PHOTO: supplied The driver inspects the damage to the bus after the shooting.

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THE KwaNyuswa community say “enough is enough” after an Ugu transport services bus was shot at again on Saturday evening - this is reportedly the third incident this year.

The Fever reported that a bus was shot at in May in the area and then again on July 19 both with passengers inside.

This time the bus was shot at the driver’s residence with no passengers inside.

Margate SAPS Captain Gerald Mfeka said police discovered that five shots were fired at the bus causing damage worth R5 000.

The complainant alleged he was sleeping and was awoken by the sound of gunshots. Then in the morning he discovered that a bus windscreen was broken.

He said police also found the bus tyres were lined with petrol with paper stuffed in them with match sticks on the floor.

“This indicates the suspects may have tried to burn the bus, but were for some reason unable to,” said Mfeka adding that Ezinqoleni detectives were investigating a case of malicious damage to property.

Following the incident, on Sunday the KwaNyuswa community called a meeting.

“The community resolved to protest against this situation. We decided that no taxis or buses would transport people in the area until this matter is resolved,” said community leader Cephe Shazi, adding that the protest date was set for August 15.

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