Firefighters deployed to save lots of individuals and property from flames in Cape City have been attacked 3 times in 48 hours, as protests turns into more and more violent in some areas of town this week.
The attackers have been labelled “cowards” for ambushing a vital emergency service. The protests over land hit many areas across the N2 over the previous few days.
On Thursday, the Metropolis of Cape City’s Mayco member for security and safety, JP Smith, mentioned: “After a stoning incident in Khayelitsha on Tuesday, a petroleum bomb was hurled at a hearth truck in Mfuleni simply hours later.
“The fireplace engine was en path to a name after they have been attacked on the Bosasa TRA simply after 19:30.
“The attackers threw stones on the automobile, but additionally a petroleum bomb. Employees noticed flames on the precise facet of the crew cab, however they didn’t cease and drove to the Blue Downs police station as a substitute.
“Happily, the automobile didn’t catch alight, and nobody was injured,” Smith mentioned.
However the assaults didn’t finish there.
Smith defined: “Quick-forward 24 hours and the identical occurred to a different hearth automobile in Mfuleni whereas beneath police escort. The roof lining caught alight, however workers have been capable of extinguish the flames in time.”
Related assaults on different important businesses have been carried out hereby proscribing important service supply to susceptible communities.
Smith appeals to the general public to report any data they might have about these accountable for the violence to the Public Emergency Communication Centre by dialling 021 480 7700 from a cellphone or 107 from a landline.