Cape Town gets interdict after disruption of MyCiTi bus service

2016-03-24 13:05
MyCiTi bus. (Supplied, City of Cape Town)

MyCiTi bus. (Supplied, City of Cape Town)

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Cape Town - The Western Cape High Court on Wednesday granted the City of Cape Town an urgent interdict to prevent protesters from disrupting the MyCiTi bus service.

The City applied for an urgent interdict following a week of violent protests at MyCiTi stations along the T04 route in Dunoon and Joe Slovo.  

Infrastructure was damaged and services disrupted, mayoral committee member for transport Brett Herron said in a statement.

Further threats of attacks, and the intimidation of staff, contractors, and commuters, prompted the city to apply for court relief.

The Sheriff of the Court was expected to serve the interdict on 11 named respondents, among them the Govan Mbeki branch of the South African National Civic Organisation (Sanco) and illegal minibus taxi operators in the Joe Slovo area.

Herron said the cost of the damage to the Dunoon station in Potsdam Road and the Phoenix station in Omuramba Road was still being determined, and repairs to these stations should commence by next week.

“There is absolutely no excuse or justification for this criminal and thuggish behaviour,” he said.

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