Dan Plato condemns torching of car, assault on Information24 journalist in Khayelitsha

  • Cape City Mayor Dan Plato was “appalled” at assaults on a car for the disabled this week.
  • The Metropolis additionally condemned an assault on a Information24 journalist who was protecting a protest.
  • Eskom and Dial-A-Experience have withdrawn from unstable areas till it’s secure to return.

Cape City Mayor Dan Plato on Tuesday condemned assaults on a Information24 journalist and a transport car for the disabled in Khayelitsha.

The incidents on Monday adopted a full week of protests and land occupations throughout the world and different surrounding areas of Cape City.


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Two passengers and a driver sustained head accidents when the Dial-A-Experience car was stoned late within the afternoon.

One of many passengers was admitted to hospital and was discharged on Tuesday morning.

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Police, army and legislation enforcement officers had been monitoring round 100 individuals who had been a part of a land occupation protest at Mew Manner bridge on Tuesday morning.

“It’s disturbing and upsetting {that a} Metropolis service which assists these with particular wants who can’t make use of standard transport, has been the topic of an assault. I’m appalled on the actions of the perpetrators and name on the authorities to carry these callous criminals to e book,” stated Plato.


Transport mayoral committee member Felicity Buy stated they may not proceed to supply the Dial-A-Experience service within the space as a result of the scenario was too unstable.

“It’s a shame that we have now now reached some extent the place protesters are focusing their anger and criminality on the susceptible,” she stated.

Information24 journalist Jenni Evans was injured and robbed whereas protecting the violence.

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The areas the place there had been makes an attempt to illegally occupy land, Metropolis tasks or neighborhood amenities included Khayelitsha, Mfuleni, Wallacedene, Delft, Dunoon, Firgrove, Milnerton and Nyanga.

On Monday, a bus was broken and an Eskom car torched throughout a protest in Khayelitsha.

Eskom indicated it was withdrawing its companies in components of Khayelitsha and Bardale in Mfuleni till it was secure to return.

On Saturday morning, a brand-new Covid-19 facility was torched in Khayelitsha, days after it was opened.

4 individuals had been arrested for public violence.

Information24 reported that the assault on the power was allegedly in retaliation for a thwarted land occupation try in close by Mfuleni.