Golden Arrow bus passengers detailed their ordeal as a terrifying experience after a man had been shot dead while travelling in Khayelitsha.
Three balaclava-wearing men got on the bus and started threatening its passengers with firearms on Wednesday. A victim apparently refused to hand over his belongings to the robbers and they shot him dead before fleeing.
So far, no arrests have been made.
The Golden Arrow bus service officials claimed that the total count of the robberies committed on its buses in the last seven months had reached 20.
“Robbers leaving us with no choice other than to consider implementing a specialised unit targeted at dealing with crime,” they stated.
Last month, the passengers travelling from Cape Town to Mitchells Plain were left traumatised when two men had boarded the bus and robbed them.
The officials also offered a R50,000 reward for the successful arrest and prosecution of the perpetrators. At the time, the bus service said it would upgrade security by installing cameras and panic buttons and hiring more security guards to work undercover.