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EThekwini Mayor Urges Transnat To Urgently Resolve Impasse With Busdrivers
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Date: 2021-10-04 06:20:49

EThekwini Mayor Urges Transnat To Urgently Resolve Impasse With Busdrivers

ETHEKWINI NEWSFLASH
 
For immediate release
 
31 August 2020
 
EThekwini Mayor Urges Transnat To Urgently Resolve Impasse With Busdrivers
 
EThekwini Mayor Cllr Mxolisi Kaunda, has denounced the blockading of roads with buses by Transnat bus drivers, a company operating buses for the city. This unlawful conduct has resulted to traffic grinding to halt during rush hour. It has also impacted negatively to the economy as freight and logistics trucks were unable to move with ease.
 
“This is an act of treason and economic sabotage to say the least and those responsible must face the full might of the law. Our economy is very strained by COVID 19 and this unlawful conduct is compounding our woes. Transnat must move with speed and resolved whatever issues they have that resulted to this inconvenience. The management should have records of which driver took which bus to where. As a result, we are expecting the bus operator to discipline such drivers. We apologise to all residents and business that have been affected by these incidents and we are doing everything possible in our power for the situation to return to normalcy. This is a country that is governed by laws and all of us should respect the rule of law no matter what grievances we may have,,” said Kaunda.
 
Among other grievances, bus drivers want to be permanently employed by the municipality. The city has already started a process for a municipal entity that will take over the operation of buses.
 
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