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Rea Vaya strike shuts down routes into city

An ongoing strike by Rea Vaya bus drivers has shut down routes into the city from Soweto & other areas.

FILE. An ongoing strike by Rea Vaya bus drivers has shut down routes into the city from Soweto & other areas. Picture: Reinart Toerien/EWN

JOHANNESBURG - The City of Johannesburg says the ongoing strike by Rea Vaya bus drivers has shut down routes into the city from Soweto and other southern areas.

About 60 drivers from Pioneer Transport, operating the routes from the south, stopped working this week.

Although the reason for the strike is still unclear.

Commuters only learnt of the strike on Thursday, when the buses failed to show up.

The city's Benny Makgoga says, "The buses that are affected by the strike has feeder routes that are operating mostly in Soweto, Naledi, Protea Glen, Jabavu, Mofolo and Eldorado Park as well as from Dobsonville to Ellis Park."

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