City condemns attacks on MyCiTi stations
The City of Cape Town condemns in the strongest possible terms the orchestrated attacks on public transport services across Cape Town. Two MyCiTi stations will be closed for several months after protesters nearly destroyed the infrastructure with bricks, stones, and burning tyres.
Thousands of commuters from Dunoon will be inconvenienced for months after protesters nearly destroyed the MyCiTi stations at Usasaza and Dunoon in the early hours of this morning, 11 February 2018. These two stations serve two of the most popular and busy MyCiTi trunk routes, namely the T01 and T04 to the Cape Town central business district and Century City precinct.
The damage caused by bricks, stones, and burning tyres will be assessed in the coming weeks, safe to say that it will be in excess of a million rand to repair the smashed doors, window panes, and other critical infrastructure before the stations will be operational again.
The motive for the attacks is unknown. That said, it is unacceptable that protesters demonstrate their anger and frustration by destroying costly City infrastructure.
Commuters are advised to make use of the temporary bus stops at the Stables depot in Stables Road, or else, to walk about a kilometre to the Killarney MyCiTi station to board the MyCiTi buses. This will apply until further notice.