Queues of commuters stand stranded in Strand Street after a limited bus service due to a Golden Arrow bus driver was struck by a bullet through the mouth at the Borcherds Quarry drive on Monday morning. Picture: Armand Hough/African News Agency(ANA)
Queues of commuters stand stranded in Strand Street after a limited bus service due to a Golden Arrow bus driver was struck by a bullet through the mouth at the Borcherds Quarry drive on Monday morning. Picture: Armand Hough/African News Agency(ANA)

Bus commuters stranded after Golden Arrow reduces services

By Sisonke Mlamla Time of article published Jul 19, 2021

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Cape Town - Golden Arrow Bus Service (Gabs) has requested commuters make alternative transport arrangements as their service schedule has been disrupted this afternoon.

Gabs spokesperson John Dammert said following the shooting incident that occurred in the morning, and further threats and intimidation having been made via social media, the normal service schedule has regrettably been disrupted.

Dammert said due to the disruption, reduced services would be operated to avoid any risks to the security and safety of passengers and staff.

He said passengers were requested to make alternative arrangements and further communication regarding the restoration of normal services would be timeously communicated.

When the Cape Argus asked Dammert on which townships or routes would be affected.

He said: "Under the circumstances, it would be extremely difficult to be explicit about specific routes."

However, Dammert said passengers would be guided by their staff stationed at interchanges and termini.

The suspension of service comes after a Gabs driver was struck by a bullet through the mouth at the Borcherds Quarry drive on Monday morning, in suspected taxi violence.

Last Friday, as one of its buses was entering Samora Machel, two drivers sustained gunshot wounds to the legs and were transported in a stable condition to the hospital.

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