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joburgcityTimesLive reports that bus services in some parts of Johannesburg have been halted because of community-led protests that broke out in the early hours of Tuesday ahead of the motion of no confidence vote in Parliament.  

Metrobus indicated that its buses were not operational in South Jo’burg‚ in Soweto and surrounding areas‚ Turffontein and Rosettenville.  It expressed the hope of being able to resume services later in the day if the protests cleared up.  According to Rea Vaya spokesperson Benny Makgoga, all their buses might be suspended for the rest of the day.  He said:  “We have temporarily suspended the operation of our buses.  We are not sure if we will work today.  The safety of our drivers and facilities is not guaranteed when roads are blocked with rocks and tires.  We suspect the afternoon might be worse because of the voting in parliament for the motion of no confidence.  It might get tense‚ so we cannot confirm if we will have buses.”

  • Read this report by Kgaugelo Masweneng in full at TimesLive
  • See too, Major roads in JHB blocked by protesters ahead of no confidence vote, at News24
  • And also, JMPD clears some roads following protests, at EWN

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