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EC passenger bus fire, woman to apply for bail next week

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The woman who allegedly set an Eagle Liner bus alight in Gqeberha earlier this month is set to apply for bail next week.

Yamkela Mahobe (24) was arrested in Willowvale last week, a fortnight after the incident on 2 November at the company's bus depot off Cape Road in Newton Park.

The young woman made a brief appearance in the local magistrates court on Tuesday and the matter was remanded to Monday for a formal bail application.

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She faces a charge of malicious damage to property.

According to police spokesperson Colonel Priscilla Naidu, the damage to the bus is estimated at R3.2 million.

It is believed the incident was fuelled by a dispute with the bus company over a cell phone.