Mayco member for transport Brett Herron said: “I received numerous reports from our operational team about bus drivers who are stressed and traumatised after having been assaulted by their striking colleagues.
“The illegal strikers targeted the Civic Centre and Adderley Street stations in particular, as these stations were operational for those commuters travelling on the N2 Express routes from the Cape Flats to the central business district.
“They also blocked the red bus lane that runs along Hertzog Boulevard. As a result, MyCiTi service was suspended for several hours in the interest of the safety of our commuters, personnel and assets.”
He said they had applied for an urgent court interdict to protect MyCiTi personnel, passengers and assets against those participating in an unprotected strike.