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Striking Metrobus drivers mum on reasons for protest

A large number of Metrobus buses are parked at the Braamfontein depot, where drivers are gathered.

Metrobus. Picture: Supplied.

JOHANNESBURG - Dozens of Metrobus drivers have gathered outside the company's head offices in Braamfontein, but won't be drawn on the reasons for their strike.

The strike began on Friday and spilled over into this morning, prompting the company's management to shut down all its routes in and around Johannesburg.

A large number of buses are parked at the Braamfontein depot, where bus drivers are gathered.

Union representatives are currently in a meeting with the company's managing director, Mavela Dlamini.

Eyewitness News understands they are meeting for the second time today, after shop stewards left the boardroom to meet with their members and ask for a mandate.

Bus drivers say they will not speak on the record because that's the union's job.

Thousands of commuters were left stranded as the company had to suspend services to the more than 200 routes that it operates along.

LISTEN: Metrobus 'unsure' of reasons behind workers' strike