Golden Arrow. Picture: Cindy Waxa/ANA

Cape Town - The City of Cape Town on Monday called for the swift arrest of those behind the murder of a Golden Arrow Bus Service driver. 

On Saturday, reports emerged that a driver from the bus service had been shot and killed in an alleged attempted armed robbery incident in Nyanga. 

According to EWN, the driver was shot while transporting passengers in the area. 

The bus then reportedly crashed into two houses as a result of the incident. The company has since confirmed the incident while police have said no arrests had been made. 

City of Cape Town Mayoral Committee Member for Transport and Urban Development Brett Heron in a statement slammed the murder incident. 

"I am shocked and sickened by this senseless attack and convey my condolences to the family of the deceased.

"This attack followed in the same week that protesting minibus-taxi drivers stoned several MyCiTi and GABS buses on Monday,  September 18, 2017.

Herron urged the South African Police Service to investigate, not only this incident, but other recent attacks on the city's public transport system. 

He added that the system was already taking much strain, especially the commuter rail system, which was constantly attacked and vandalised.  
 
"The constant attacks on Metrorail and the vandalism of the ageing infrastructure have displaced millions of commuters," he said.
 
Herron appealed to residents with information on the violent attacks to contact their nearest police station or the city's transport information centre on 0800 65 64 63.
 
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