Taxi Strike: Golden arrow bus torched in Delft, several stoned

A bus has been set alight in Delft and several other vehicles, including security vehicles, have been stoned in other parts of the Western Cape. Pictures of a burning bus has been circulating on social media.

Bronwen Dyke, Golden Arrow spokesperson confirmed that one of their buses is alight and that they are working towards precautionary measures to keep their commuters and staff safe.

The driver is okay, obviously in a state of shock. We have had unconfirmed reports of passenger injuries and the number of stoning is increasing quite exponentially.

Bronwen Dyke, Golden Arrow spokesperson

Dyke says that these incident are cause of huge concern for Golden Arrow as they lost a driver in a bus burning in 2012.

Read: 'Taxi strike damaging to the Western Cape economy'

Richard Bosman, director for Safety and Security for the City says in Wynberg one of their vehicles were stoned. He says his team has been out since 5am trying to keep things under control with the strike.

The staff are doing the best that they can along with SAPS, but things have flared up quite a bit.

Richard Bosman, director for Safety and Security for the City

In total there have been reports of 16 buses stoned, two burnt, traffic service officials attacked and stoned in the Dunoon area and Wynberg.

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