Butterworth, Eastern Cape -

Three buses have been set alight in Butterworth, Eastern Cape police said on Monday.

The City to City bus drivers were sleeping at a nearly hotel at the time of the incident at 1am on Sunday, said Captain Jackson Manatha.

A case of malicious damage to property was being investigated.

“Police suspect that the buses were set alight intentionally and [have] ruled out electrical faults...,” said Manatha.

The damage was estimated to amount to R4 million.

No arrests had been made. - Sapa