Teen hurt as stone thrown at MyCiTi bus

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Cape Town - A schoolboy was slightly injured when a stone smashed through the window of a MyCiTi bus in Table View last night.

The 16-year-old, whose name was not released, was in the bus as it went along Blaauwberg Road at about 7pm, said the Cape Town City Council mayoral committee member for transport, roads and stormwater, Brett Herron.

“The passenger suffered relatively minor injuries from broken glass. It is very disappointing and shocking for this to have happened,” he said.

A formal complaint has been lodged with police. Metro police officers had been sent to patrol the route, Herron said, adding that the attack was the first on a MyCiTi bus in the Table View area. “The City of Cape Town condemns this criminal act and calls on anyone with information to come forward. The city will not tolerate any acts of criminality which put the lives of its staff or its passengers at risk. The city wishes the injured passenger a speedy and full recovery,” Herron said.

City spokeswoman Kylie Hatton said the teenager was slightly injured by glass, not the stone which shattered the window, and had been sent for a medical check-up.

aziz.hartley@inl.co.za

Cape Times


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