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Transnet employee shot while on her way to work in New Brighton


Media Statement
South African Police Service
Office of the Provincial Commissioner Eastern Cape

EASTERN CAPE - It is alleged that on Thursday, 13 October 2022 at about 05:50, the Transnet bus went to the Railway flats in New Brighton to pick up employees for work. As the driver was entering the premises, four males, approached the bus, two on both side and started shooting at the bus. The men were wearing balaclavas.

One female was injured on the foot. When the driver drove into the premises, the suspects ran away. There were 10 people (including the driver) in the bus at the time. No other injuries.

It is suspected that the incident is linked to the current Transnet strike. Allegations are that two permanent employees were in the bus going to work and they were meant to be on strike – only the casual staff were allowed to go to work.

Police are investigating a case of attempted murder and malicious injury to property.


Colonel Priscilla Naidu
071 362 8726