The City of Cape Town has condemned the attacks on their staff after a Fire and Rescue truck was stoned at NY50 in Gugulethu on Sunday night.
The incident happened at the mall, while the firefighters were returning from a scene.
They had attended to an injured pedestrian in the vicinity when people on the pavement threw a brick at the windscreen.
Jermaine Carelse, spokesperson for City Fire and Rescue Services, says: “This is the third time this has happened to the same crew. We are not the enemy, we are here to help.”
He says there were four staff members, including the officer in charge in the truck, and that there were no injuries reported.
Carelse says the City opened a case with the police.
An affected firefighter and Gugulethu residents took to Facebook to voice their anger over the attack.
Firefighter Nozuku Nzamane posted: “It is intolerable that we now have to work under difficult situations. Our vehicle was attacked last night. What have we done as Fire firefighters?”
Commenting on the post, Thembinkosi Michael Sitha Ngoma, says: “Only if they knew the struggles you go through as firefighters.”
And Jazzman Malombo says: “No humanity, hospitality and loyalty towards mankind just rage. A cruel carnival circus just with lots of landmines underneath.”
Last month a City worker was shot and injured while a council crew was fixing sewage pipes in Helen Joseph Street in Samora Machel.
The four teen thugs ran after shooting the man in his back.