Transport-related protest in Hout Bay turns violent


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The City of Cape Town’s handling of public transport is leading to the unrest seen in Hout Bay this morning.

This is the contention of community activist, Roscoe Jacobs.

He was speaking following an early morning transport-related protest in the area, which later turned violent.

Jacobs says that the taxi operators have long been trying to meet with transport authorities over their licensing concerns.

He says that it’s even more disappointing that the Hout Bay councillor is also the head of transport in the City, Rob Quintas. Private vehicles and MyCiti buses have been stoned in the Suikerbossie and Hout Bay Gateway Circle areas.

A case of public violence is investigated. Public order policing has been deployed and is monitoring the situation.

The MyCiti and Dial-A-Ride services have been suspended within Hout Bay.


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