Police have launched an investigation after two Golden Arrow Buses were found gutted on Thursday morning. Picture: Supplied
Police have launched an investigation after two Golden Arrow Buses were found gutted on Thursday morning. Picture: Supplied

Police probe cause of fire that destroyed Golden Arrow buses at Blackheath depot

By Chevon Booysen Time of article published Jul 15, 2021

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Cape Town - Police are combing the scene at the Golden Arrow Bus Services depot in Blackheath after two buses were set alight on Thursday, said police spokesperson Joseph Swartbooi

Swartbooi said about their preliminary report: “Our crime scene experts are still static on the crime scene at a bus depot in Blackheath, combing the area for any leads that can assist them in their investigation. Police members responded early this morning, Thursday at about 4:25am to an incident and upon arrival at the scene they noticed two buses that were set alight. According to reports it is unknown what caused the fire that resulted in the damages of the two vehicles.”

City of Cape Town metro police spokesperson, Ruth Solomons, said Metro Police officers received a complaint from their radio controller reporting that there were buses burning at the Blackheath Golden Arrow Bus Depot.

“The officers responded and found two buses completely engulfed in flames. These were the two buses which were stationary nearest to the boundary wall. The officers investigated and found no signs of protesters or suspicious activity in and around the facility. It is unclear at this point in time as to how these buses ignited. A case (was) registered at the South African Police Services for further investigation.”

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