Cape Town protesters stone, set bus alight

2012-07-30 14:21

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Cape Town - Nine people were arrested for public violence at a service delivery protest in Nyanga, Cape Town, on Monday, Western Cape police said.

Lieutenant Colonel Andre Traut said about 100 people gathered on the corner of Lansdowne and Duinefontein roads at about 03:45, and barricaded the road with burning tyres.

Protesters torched a Toyota Corolla and a Golden Arrow bus.

Golden Arrow Bus Services spokesperson Bronwen Dyke said the bus was stoned and set alight in Gugulethu, on the corner of Lansdowne and NY1 roads.

"The driver was injured. He received facial lacerations because a stone came through the window and hit him on the face. He is okay though."

She could not say how badly the bus was damaged.

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