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Petrol bomb attack on the ‘Go George Bus’ – 11 passengers injured

Extensive and intricate investigations by Western Cape Serious and Violent Crime Detectives, assigned to the investigation of taxi violence related cases, led to the arrest of three suspects in connection with the brutal attack on the Go George Bus at Protea Road, Pacaltsdorp at about 05:30 on Wednesday, 1 March 2023.

The investigation into the incident reveals, the passenger bus was travelling towards the central business district of George when it was struck with two petrol bombs.

One of the bombs scattered the window and exploded inside the vehicle injuring 11 passengers on board.

They were all taken to hospital for further medical care.

The investigation took the team to Pacaltsdorp during the early hours of Wednesday, 29 March 2023 where they arrested three men aged 24 and 27.

The trio remains in police custody.

They are expected to make their first court appearance on Friday, 31 March 2023 at the George Magistrates’ court on charges of attempted murder, arson, malicious damage to property and malicious damage to municipal infrastructure.

The investigation into this incident continues.

SAPS Newsroom

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