Torched Rea Vaya bus station in Westbury will cost R18-million to repair

“I urge the law enforcement agencies to bring those responsible to face the full might of the law and advise communities to find solutions to issues and concerns in a peaceful way‚” she said.

While the situation remains volatile in the area‚ Makhuba said various buses which travel along Commando Road had been diverted along alternative routes to ensure the safety of passengers. However‚ a feeder route between Westbury and Greymont had been discontinued until the situation returned to normal.

Makhuba said this was not the first time that the Rea Vaya network had been targeted.

“This is the second station of Rea Vaya that has been burnt down as a result of community protest. In August 2017‚ Bosmont Rea Vaya station was also burnt down and passengers are currently walking long distances daily to access the service at Industria West‚” she added.

Residents have staged at times violent anti-crime protests in the suburb since the end of last week.

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