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Bus services suspended due to protests in JHB

It's believed the demonstrations were linked to the debate on the motion of no confidence in the president.

Rea Vaya bus is seen in Johannesburg CBD. Picture: Facebook.com

JOHANNESBURG - Some bus operators in Johannesburg have urged commuters to make alternative transport arrangements on Tuesday afternoon after services were suspended during protests that rocked several parts of the city.

Putco and Rea Vaya commuters were left stranded after protests in the south of Johannesburg disrupted bus services on Tuesday morning.

It's believed the demonstrations were linked to the debate on the motion of no confidence in the President.

Rea Vaya management says metro police management has advised that buses stay off the roads.

Rea Vaya's Benny Makgoga said: “The Rea Vaya services have been suspended temporarily due to the road blockages. We will, however, be able to monitor the situation through the day and we will advise our passengers through our internal communications channel.”

Rea Vaya bus services have been suspended until further notice following protests that erupted in the south of Johannesburg.

Rea Vaya company says it's suspended services to ensure the safety of drivers and its passengers.

Rea Vaya's Benny Makgoga said: “We had to think in terms of the safety of our passengers and our buses, and we had to suspend the services temporarily.”

At the same time, bus operating company Putco says its buses are operating but will not go to areas affected by protests.

It's understood bus operators have been advised by authorities to stay off the roads.

(Edited by Zinhle Nkosi)