MECs to brainstorm solutions to stoning attacks

While the attacks appeared to be isolated incidents they remained of great concern.
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Criminals who target motorists seem to be focusing their nefarious actions on the N1 in Cape Town.

Parts of the N2 have in the past proven to be a nightmare for motorists due to stone throwing and robberies.

In recent weeks there have been at least two attacks on the N1 in Cape Town in which road users have been by stoned. One of the stoning attacks was fatal and led to the death of a teacher from Paarl.

Social Development MEC Albert Fritz and Transport MEC Bonginkosi Madikizela will meet next week and try to come up with solutions to curb stoning attacks on the city of Cape Town’s highways.

In the latest attack in the early hours of Saturday morning, a woman was driving on the N1 outbound in the vicinity of Century City when she realised there were rocks on the roadway.

Four men approached her when she slowed down.

A rock was thrown through the driver’s window, injuring the woman and fortunately she was able to get away.

Last week Michele Pietersen a teacher from Paarl  died when a brick hit her husband’s car on the N1 near Simonsvlei.

Fritz said while the attacks appeared to be isolated incidents they remained of great concern.

There’s been a spate of attacks along the N2 in recent years  and a section near Borcherd’s Quarry remains a hotspot for criminals.

More: EWN

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