The police in Hout Bay had a joint operation between enforcement agencies, police and POPS, on January 23rd, to respond to an arson attack on a MyCiTi bus in the area.
During the operation, 40 impounds and 881 fines were issued, and one taxi driver was arrested for obstructing an officer in the execution of his/her duties and resisting arrest. A group of amaphela owners gathered at the police station and forced the release of the arrested taxi driver.
The City of Cape Town is assisting police in the investigation, which is still underway.
The escape of the suspect was captured on camera.
What you can do:
- Research the incident further to gain a better understanding of the situation.
- Reach out to local law enforcement to learn more about the investigation and how to get involved.
- Connect with local community organizations to learn more about the impact of the incident and how to help.