Police fire stun grenades at MyCiti bus drivers on 'wildcat strike'

2018-10-15 13:43

Police have fired stun grenades at MyCiti bus drivers on strike in the Cape Town CBD.

MyCiti bus drivers in Cape Town embarked on an "illegal or wildcat strike" on Monday morning, City of Cape Town mayoral committee member for transport Brett Herron said.

At least 10 stun grenades were let off just after 13:00 at the circle near Adderley Street and Hans Strijdom Avenue.

A News24 journalist has just arrived on scene.

READ: MyCiti bus drivers on 'illegal strike' in Cape Town

Earlier on Monday, Herron said there were reports that drivers were intimidating those who were at work and that they were blocking the red roads.

According to the latest tweet by @MyCiTiBus, various routes across the city remain unavailable. 

Law enforcement was attending to the situation and Herron said they would keep commuters updated.

"I must apologise to commuters who will be affected this morning and who will struggle to get to and from work if the strike persists."

More to follow.

Read more on:    myciti  |  cape town  |  transport

Join the conversation!

24.com encourages commentary submitted via MyNews24. Contributions of 200 words or more will be considered for publication.

We reserve editorial discretion to decide what will be published.
Read our comments policy for guidelines on contributions.
NEXT ON NEWS24X

Inside News24

 
/News
Traffic Alerts
Traffic
There are new stories on the homepage. Click here to see them.
 
English
Afrikaans
isiZulu

Hello 

Create Profile

Creating your profile will enable you to submit photos and stories to get published on News24.


Please provide a username for your profile page:

This username must be unique, cannot be edited and will be used in the URL to your profile page across the entire 24.com network.

Settings

Location Settings

News24 allows you to edit the display of certain components based on a location. If you wish to personalise the page based on your preferences, please select a location for each component and click "Submit" in order for the changes to take affect.




Facebook Sign-In

Hi News addict,

Join the News24 Community to be involved in breaking the news.

Log in with Facebook to comment and personalise news, weather and listings.