09 November 2023 - NW3137
Tetyana, Mr Y to ask the Minister of Transport
Whether, in light of the recent incidents of violence involving Intercape buses in Queenstown, Cofimvaba, Butterworth, Engcobo, Idutywa and Tsomo in the Eastern Cape, where the SA Police Service resorted to escorting buses travelling around those areas as a protection measure, her department has investigated the circumstances that led to the bus attacks; if not, why not; if so, what are the relevant details?
The matter of intimidation, attacks and violence against Intercape’s operations in parts of the Eastern Cape is currently servicing before the High Court of South Africa, Eastern Cape Division in Makhanda. Intercape argues that it has been deliberately subjected to sustained acts of intimidation and violence allegedly by some taxi associations. They also alluded to the fact that these acts of violence were reported to the South African Police Services for investigation and bringing perpetrators to book. The outcome of these processes would expose the root cause of the problem.