“We can confirm that four buses were torched. Two taxis were impounded and two people were brought in for questioning,” Captain Malcolm Pojie told News24.

He said there was a heavy police presence, and more officers were being mobilised.

“The situation is still volatile and we are following up all leads. Police are also working closely with the municipality.”

ER24 spokesperson Werner Vermaak said the Go George buses were set alight in Thembalethu. All services were suspended until the situation stabilized.

“We didn’t receive any reports of injuries,” he said.

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According to reports, the alleged arsonists included taxi drivers who demanded that the Go George negotiations be reopened after it was rejected by the Provincial department of Transport and other role players.

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Author: News24.com