Category: TRAFFIC

MYCITI COMMUTERS TOLD TO BRACE FOR DELAYS AFTER BUS BOMBED

FILE: A MyCiTi bus seen in Cape Town. Picture: @MyCiTiBus

CAPE TOWN – A MyCiTi bus has been destroyed after it was petrol bombed in Joe Slovo Park.

Residents who are protesting against evictions in the area are behind the attack, which took place on Sunday.

The City of Cape Town’s Brett Heron says commuters may experience some delays on Monday as several routes have been changed.

“We have deviated some of the routes. The trunk routes 4 have been deviated. The Phoenix MyCiTi bus station has been closed.”

! Route 261 has been diverted via Koeberg Rd. Phoenix, Kiwu, Democracy North & Venus stops will be missed.

@MyCiTiBus team logging off. Need any before Monday? Call our 24/7 call centre on 0800 65 64 63 or visit http://myciti.org.za 

PHOTO:  MyCiTi bus seen in Cape Town. Picture: @MyCiTiBus

CITY OF CAPE TOWN CONDEMNS BURNING OF MY CITI BUS AT JOE SLOVO

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PHOTO_MYCITI_050215: Cape Town, 05 February 2015 - MyCiti bus drivers are on strike for a second day now over union disputes.

CAPE TOWN – The City of Cape Town has condemned the touching of a MyCiTi bus in Joe Slovo Park in Milnerton on Sunday afternoon.

A nine-metre MyCiTi bus was attacked along Freedom Way in Joe Slovo Park shortly

CAPE TOWN: POLICE FRAMED ME, STOLE MY R500, CLAIMS UBER DRIVER

CAPE TOWN – Police have opened an investigation into corruption allegations against two of their own who allegedly framed an Uber driver and forcefully solicited R500 from him to avoid arrest.

Burundian national Assumani Ncahuturi had finished cleaning his

CITY OF CAPE TOWN SEEKS TO TAKE CHARGE AT METRORAIL

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CAPE TOWN – The City of Cape Town desperately wants to intervene in the floundering Metrorail service and secure it as the lynchpin of the already gridlocked city’s public transport system – and stop even more commuters turning to using the

OVER 52 TAXIS IMPOUNDED IN CAPE’S SOUTH PENINSULA

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CAPE TOWN – Cape Town Traffic services has impounded 52 taxis in several South Peninsula communities.

Areas including Westlake and Vrygrond have been the scene of taxi violence in recent weeks.

During an operation in Vrygrond, Westlake and Heathfield officials arrested two suspects for outstanding warrants.

They served 17 warrants and issues 90 fines for various offences.

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TRAIN ROBBERS TERRORISE COMMUTERS ALONG CAPE TOWN NOTORIOUS LINE

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CAPE TOWN – While Passenger Rail Agency of South Africa (Prasa) executives were meeting with United National Transport Union (Untu) representatives to discuss safety concerns on the central line, another attack took place on the same

METRORAIL PROBES YET ANOTHER TRAIN TORCHING IN NYANGA AFTER 8 CARRIAGE TRAINS DESTROYED IN CAPE TOWN

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Torched train coaches damaged by angry commuters at Cape Town Station recently. Picture: Cindy Archillies/EWN

CAPE TOWN – Metrorail says it has launched an investigation following a third arson attack in one week.

A train was torched at Nyanga station on Monday following ongoing delays.

Three carriages were destroyed.

Metrorail’s Riana Scott says infrastructural problems forced trains to terminate at Nyanga station, while technicians attended to the issue.

Scott says frustrated commuters are then believed to have set the train alight.

This followed an arson attack at Cape Town station last week, in which angry commuters torched a train and looted stores following ongoing delays.

A few days later, firefighters responded to another incident after two carriages were burning at Koelenhof station.

PHOTO: Torched train coaches damaged by angry commuters at Cape Town Station recently. Picture: Cindy Archillies/EWN

WEATHER TRAFFIC: MORE RAIN TO COME IN CAPE TOWN

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CAPE TOWN – Much-needed rain in parts of the Western Cape is expected to continue throughout the week, the South African Weather Service says.

Strong winds and high seas

Gale force winds of between 64 to 75km/h between the Cape

POLICE SUSPECTS LINK IN PRETORIA, SANDTON ROBBERIES AFTER TREND OF CRIMINALS FOLLOWING VICTIMS FROM OR TAMBO

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JOHANNESBURG – Gauteng police are trying to establish a link between two separate cases of armed robbery that allegedly involved criminals following victims from OR Tambo International Airport.

The first crime happened in Pretoria on Saturday where a family was attacked by four armed men outside their home in Moreleta Park.

The family had been travelling home from the airport at the time and the gunman forced them to hand over phones, money, identity documents and luggage.

In a similar incident last week, three armed men shot and wounded two passengers who were being dropped off by a taxi in Morningside, Sandton.

The two victims had touched down in the country from the Democratic Republic of Congo.

The police’s Mavela Masondo says: “We have since launched a manhunt for the suspects and we’re taking this case seriously because the modus operandi is more or less the same.”

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