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IntercapeWeekend Argus reports that a driver from long-distance coach company Intercape was shot and critically wounded outside the company’s depot in Airport Industria, Cape Town, on Sunday evening.

According to police spokesperson, Warrant Officer Joseph Swartbooi, Bishop Lavis police attended the incident on Sunday at around 6.30pm. He reported further: “Upon arrival at the scene, they saw a passenger bus, standing in the road. According to reports the driver and his assistant were on their way to Cape Town to load passengers when two unknown suspects approached the intersection, firing gunshots in their direction. One of the victims sustained injuries from gunshot wounds and was transferred to a nearby hospital for medical treatment.” Swartbooi added the motive for the attack was unknown and the unknown suspects who fled the scene have yet to be arrested. In April, Intercape bus driver Bangikhaya Machana died in hospital days after being shot and critically wounded outside the company’s depot. In the space of just 13 months, there have been over 150 recorded violent incidents in the long-distance coach industry, a number of which have led to serious injuries to employees and passengers of the bus operators.

  • Read the full original of the report in the above regard by Velani Ludidi at Weekend Argus
  • Lees ook, Nóg ’n Intercape-busbestuurder geskiet, by Maroela Media
  • And also, Bus driver shooting part of 'violent campaign' against long-haul industry, says Intercape, at News24

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