Buses and private vehicles set alight and stoned in Cape

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A minibus taxi strike turned ugly in Cape Town on Monday‚ forcing commuters to change their travel plans.

The City of Cape Town reported that one of its MyCiti buses was set alight on the N2 near the R300 turnoff.

City officials have been trying to keep up with road blockages and commuter delays resulting from the strike.

At least one woman was injured when a Golden Arrow bus was stoned in a separate incident in Delft, according to an eyewitness.

Speaking on condition of anonymity, the eyewitness said he had not seen how the woman got injured, but that shortly after she was taken off the bus, someone set it alight.

Taxi operators are unhappy about the leadership of the Congress of Democratic Taxi Association (Codeta) and have called for intervention by Western Cape MEC for Transport and Public Works Donald Grant.

They are also unhappy about the impounding of taxis.

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