eThekwini says N2 protests an 'act of treason', calls for action

eThekwini says N2 protests an 'act of treason', calls for action

eThekwini Municipality says the bus blockades - that caused traffic jams around Durban on Monday morning - amounts to treason. 

Protest on N2
ECR traffic

"The City, under the leadership of councillor Mxolisi Kaunda, is condemning the barbaric acts that we've seen this morning by bus drivers from Transnat, a company that is responsible for operating our buses. We regard this as an act of treason," says the Municipality's Msawakhe Mayisela. 

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The demonstrations by Durban Transport drivers paralysed busy routes in the city's northern and southern parts from the early hours of the morning. 

The protesting drivers parked their vehicles across roads at KwaMashu, near Spaghetti Junction on the N2 south, Umgeni Road and Queen Nandi Drive. 

The busses have since been towed away and traffic's flowing smoothly again. 

Metro police say the drivers' protests appear to be over a long-standing issue with the City. 

Mayisela has called on Tansnat to act against those who took part in the illegal demonstrations. 

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"They have got all the records as to who took the bus where so they should have that information and therefore it should be easy for them to track down the drivers that are responsible for this inconvenience."

Mayisela says among other grievances, bus drivers want to be permanently employed by the municipality.

eThekwini Mayor, Mxolisi Kaunda has called on Tansnat to resolve the conflict they have with bus drivers

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