Sipho Mabena
Premium Journalist
3 minute read
5 Aug 2022
5:37 pm

Intercape bus terror: Under siege operators’ terrifying tales of terror laid bare

Sipho Mabena

Operators are not only told where and when to load passengers, but also what to charge passengers or face deadly consequences. In addition, the attacks are becoming more violent, sophisticated and organised.

Intercape bus attack. Photo: Supplied.

Inter-provincial bus operators have laid bare the terrifying and deadly environment under which they have been forced to operate due to concerted attacks, murder, assault, extortion and intimidation. Other than being told where and when to load passengers or not, operators are also told what to charge passengers or face deadly consequences. On Friday, bus operators Autopax, Golden Arrows and Intercape took turns detailing to the Western Cape provincial Standing Committee on Transport and Public Works how their buses have been stoned, shot at and drivers killed or paralysed. Committee members heard how the attacks have left passengers and staff frightened, with...