Golden Arrow Bus Services is offering a R200, 000 for information relating to a spate of attacks on its buses.
The bus company has had 14 buses torched since last year with latest incident occurring in Malibu Village last week.
Golden Arrow spokesperson Bronwen Dyke-Beyer told the Weekend Argus that no one was injured in the latest attack, but their driver was left traumatized.
“We are on the ground 24/7, but the scale of these actions and the speed with which groups of people move or appear in new locations makes it very difficult. The bus that was set alight last week was an ambush, so there was no way we could have known it was going to happen.”
“Public safety is not something that should be assigned to a private transport company. We were diverting our buses at the time because we do make route changes when protest action takes place, but we cannot simply stop operating every time there is a protest. We have a contractual obligation, and our passengers depend on us. They cannot afford to lose a day’s work or school because of ongoing protest action,” she said.
The bus company is still offering a reward of up to R200 000 for information that leads to the arrest and conviction of the arsonists. Information can be shared via 0800 111 167.