Dial-A-Ride vehicle stoned in Khayelitsha

A Dial-A-Ride vehicle was stoned in Khayelitsha on Monday July 20. Picture: David Ritchie/African News Agency(ANA)
Three people were injured after a Dial-A-Ride vehicle came under attack in Khayelitsha on Monday July 20.

The City says the attack on the vehicle followed on a number of acts of vandalism, including the torching of part of a clinic after Mfuleni residents protested over land. 

It is unclear at this stage whether the stoning of the DAR vehicle is also linked to protests over land in the area.

Mayor Dan Plato said: “Two passengers and a driver were injured in the Dial-A-Ride attack, all of whom sustained head injuries as they were hit with stones. One passenger was admitted to hospital after the attack and was discharged this morning. At this stage we cannot continue with the service in the area as it is too volatile to risk the lives of passengers and the staff rendering the service.”

Mr Plato condemned the incident and called on law enforcement agencies to arrest those behind the attack.