Tshwane passengers using A Re Yeng buses to commute from Mamelodi to various
other parts of Tshwane were inconvenienced by an ongoing taxi protest in
Mamelodi to the east of Pretoria.
As a result of
this taxi furore, the buses operating in Mamelodi had to be withdrawn from
service until calm was restored in the area.
barred us from rendering reliant and effective public transportation through
our bus system. The demonstration inconvenienced our loyal commuters, who
bought their Connector cards for travelling and are solely dependent on A Re
Yeng,” said the concerned MMC for Roads and Transport, Cllr Sheila Lynn
The City had to
hold back the bus operations in order to protect the drivers and commuters
against possible threats of violence as well as to ensure the safeguarding of
“We wish to
apologise profusely to some of our bus commuters who experienced delays in the
morning. We have since managed to get the service up and running. Furthermore,
in the interest of efficient public transport, we are engaging the taxi
industry to assist in resolving their challenges without inhibiting bus
operations,” added Cllr Senkubuge.
members of both the SA Police Service and Tshwane Metropolitan Police
Department are keeping Mamelodi routes under their watch.
Cllr Sheila Lynn
MMC for Roads
073 433 8562