The woman who was injured when a Golden Arrow bus was petrol bombed in Mitchells Plain on Tuesday morning was hit in the face, officials have revealed.
Cape Town Metro Police spokesperson Ruth Solomons said the woman sustained serious burn wounds. She was taken to hospital.
Solomons said four others were slightly injured and there was a very small fire in the bus, which was quickly contained, she added.
City traffic services spokesperson Richard Coleman said the bus was targeted on Jakes Gerwel Drive northbound, before the R300.
She added that it was difficult to determine what the cause of the protest was because people were running from the informal settlement to throw petrol bombs at vehicles and retreating before anyone could speak to them.
Last month Siqalo residents were protesting over service delivery. Community leader Sakhumzi Kakaza told EWN that they were frustrated by the slow delivery of a housing project.