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Metrobus says negotiations to end strike look promising

All services remain suspended this morning with over 200 routes affected.

FILE: City of Joburg unveiled a new fleet of Metrobus on 24 July 2015. Picture: Mia Lindeque/EWN.

JOHANNESBUIRG - Metrobus says its negotiations with striking drivers are looking "promising" - and the company is hoping for a breakthrough as early as today.

All services remain suspended this morning with over 200 routes affected.

Drivers are unhappy over the hiring of an external company to provide oversight and spent yesterday protesting outside the headquarters.

Metrobus' Esther Dryer said: "It looks promising and they are still negotiating and I was informed that our expert team has also been in discussion with them."

While Metrobus has apologised to its customers, the strike is frustrating commuters.

"We had to borrow money to use taxis and we have no efficient transport, we are pleading with government to do something about it."

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