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#MalawiBus: MEC calls for action to be taken against driver

Nandi Mayathula-Khoza says the bus driver neglected his passengers and he promised to come back.

What was meant to be a two-day trip back home has resulted in a nightmare journey for 38 Malawian nationals who have been stuck for over a month in a broken bus on the East Rand. Picture: Vumani Mkhize/EWN.

JOHANNESBURG - Gauteng Social Development MEC Nandi Mayathula-Khoza says she wants action to be taken against the owner of the bus that left a group of Malawian nationals stranded for nearly a month.

The group reportedly paid R52,000 to hire a bus from Durban to take them home to Malawi but they have been stranded at various point s since then.

LISTEN: Social Development to help Malawians stuck on a broken bus a month.

While stranded, a pregnant passenger birth to twins on the side of the road in Tom Jones.

The department has provided the group with accommodation before they assist in helping the passengers back to Malawi.

WATCH: Bus ride nightmare for 38 Malawians.

She says the bus driver neglected his passengers and while he promised to come back and rescue the group, he has not been seen since.

"I will have to talk to my colleague, the MEC for transport, to advise because something must be done. This is not right."