Commuters disappointed as bus strike disrupts Easter plans

Commuters who have been left stranded by the national bus strike say they’re disappointed that their plans for the Easter long weekend have been disrupted.

FILE: Passengers at Park Station were unaware of a bus driver strike on 13 April 2017. Picture: Louise McAuliffe/EWN.

JOHANNESBURG - Commuters who have been left stranded by the national bus strike say they’re disappointed that their plans for the Easter long weekend have been disrupted.

Many commuters had planned to visit family in different provinces, while others had wanted to go pilgrimage.

Autopax says it’s locked in meetings with unions to ensure its buses are returned to the road as soon as possible.

This man says he had planned to run the Two Oceans Marathon in Cape Town.

“So that I can run on Saturday and come back on Sunday. I’ve organised a lift with a lady driving to Cape Town and she’s charging me R900 one-way after I’d paid Greyhound R1,470. I don’t know how I’m going to come back.“

(Edited by Zamangwane Shange)