At least 30 MyCiti bus routes have now been affected by the wildcat strike in Cape Town, this after bus drivers on Monday morning embarked on a strike without giving prior notice. At least one bus station in Adderley Street has been closed.
Mayoral Committee Member for Transport in the City of Cape Town, Brett Herron, says they are yet to establish what the strike is about.
“It appears that most routes are affected. I do not yet know what the cause or demands of the bus drivers are, law enforcement agencies are on the scene. We will keep commuters updated as far as possible as we receive information. I must apologize to commuters who will be affected this morning and who will struggle to get to and from work if the strike persists.”
Outgoing Cape Town Mayor, Patricia de Lille, has written an open letter to four members of the DA demanding an apology after they had reposted an article of a fake report by the Auditor General. The report, which was later found to be fake, alleged that De Lille was involved in several irregularities which relate to MyCiti bus tenders. De Lille has given them seven days to respond or face legal action.