Police are investigating after a Intercape bus driver was shot on Saturday.
The driver was shot while he was driving on Jakes Gerwel driving towards Cape Town to pick up commuters. The driver drove to Cape Town station while bleeding. He got medical assistance on arrival.
Police spokesman Colonel Andre Traut said the incident happened around 5pm. “The driver of a bus was shot and wounded while driving on the N2 close to Borchards Quarry Road. He managed to drive the bus to Cape Town where he was treated for his injury. The circumstances surrounding the attempted murder are under investigation and arrests are yet to be made,” Traut said.
The MEC for Mobility Daylin Mitchel said the driver was wth two other people in the bus. Two other occupants in the bus were unharmed.
“Since the reported spike in attacks on Intercape buses, the Western Cape Government has taken steps to ensure that the matter is brought to the attention of relevant authorities in the security and enforcement environment for the urgent coordination of investigations and interventions. We activated court watching briefs to monitor court cases linked to attacks on public transport operators across the province,” said Mitchell.
Reagan Allen, the MEC of Police Oversight and Community Safety Reagen Allen condemned the attack.