Village Main, one of Metrobus’ largest depots, not operating due to strike

However, the company said it managed to operate 75% of its fleet by redirecting buses and making multiple trips to collect stranded commuters.

FILE: Picture: @JoburgMetrobus/Twitter.

JOHANNESBURG - Metrobus has confirmed one of its largest depots, Village Main, in the inner city of Johannesburg is not operational on Monday morning due to a strike by drivers affiliated to Demawusa.

However, the company said it managed to operate 75% of its fleet by redirecting buses and making multiple trips to collect stranded commuters.

Demawusa workers did not report for work, citing a number of grievances including wages.

Metrobus spokesperson Goodwill Shivuri said: “But as we prepare for the afternoon peak, we are putting plans in place to ensure that those we took to work and school will be transported back home.”

Download the Eyewitness News app to your iOS or Android device.