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Rea Vaya drivers go on strike

Company spokesperson Dumisani Mthambo says steps are being taken to resolve the matter.

FILE: A Rea Vaya bus. Taurai Maduna/EWN.

JOHANNESBURG - Rea Vaya Bus Rapid Transit System (BRT) drivers on Monday went on strike.

It is not yet clear what drivers are demanding but many commuters were forced to find alternative transport.

Drivers blocked intersections around the Gauteng Legislature and handed over a memorandum of demands to the Johannesburg Road Agency (JRA).

Rea Vaya spokesperson Dumisani Mthambo says steps are being taken to resolve the matter.

"What the company is doing now is to try and remove those buses that are parked all over town. We've contacted the unions, the South African Municipal Workers' Union (Samwu) and South African Transport and Allied Workers Union (Satawu), to investigate what is happening."

(Edited By Winnie Theletsane)

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