City to City investigates driver who went AWOL

A bus full of passengers were stranded in Bloemfontein on Monday with no explanation.

A bus full of passengers were stranded in Bloemfontein on Monday with no explanation.

JOHANNESBURG - The City to City Bus Services on Monday said it's launched an investigation into the conduct of one of its drivers who left a bus full of passengers stranded in Bloemfontein with no explanation.

Passengers on board the bus have described their frustration to Eyewitness News after being abandoned for several hours on Monday.

They said the driver told them he was unhappy with his employer and then abruptly left.

City to City said there is never an excuse to abandon a bus with passengers on board.

The bus service's Vusi Nhlapo said the driver should have explained to passengers that he was forced to go back to Aliwal North and pick up an additional 25 clients who were left stranded.

"How could he just leave the bus without saying where he went. Why didn't he explain?"

Meanwhile, passengers said they missed important tests and exams and some were even late for job interviews because the driver went missing.

A passenger said the rogue driver complained about how badly the bus company treated him before he disappeared for hours.

"The driver left saying that his turn is up for driving and there is no other driver and he is not going to drive because he is not being treated well."

The company has since apologised to passengers who were left stranded and have reimbursed them with tickets.