Rea Vaya services to resume
Piotrans says the Rea Vaya service will be fully operational by mid April.
JOHANNESBURG - After a six week stoppage, Rea Vaya buses will resume services in parts of Johannesburg this morning.
Operating company Piotrans announced on Wednesday that buses will be available on 38 percent of its routes and should be fully operational by the middle of next month.
Over 200 drivers went on an illegal strike earlier, abandoning vehicles in the Johannesburg CBD.
Striking workers downed tools in January, 162 of them were later dismissed following disciplinary processes.
Dumisani Mntambo of Piotrans says they've trained new drivers.
"We didn't have any demands. There were no demands even up to date. It's 65 new drivers plus 65 drivers that didn't embark on the illegal stoppage."