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durbanTimeslive reports that the SA Municipal Workers’ Union (Samwu) has slammed the eThekwini municipality for not acting in the interests of residents after the city announced that the private operator running the municipal bus service had run out of diesel again.  

The city issued a statement on Wednesday advising commuters of the disruption to the bus service and asking them to make alternative transport arrangements.  They were not able to say when the service would resume.  The outsourced company Tansnat‚ which has a fleet of 450 buses‚ is headed by Jacob Zuma’s nephew Mandla Gcaba.  The relationship between Gcaba and the municipality has at times been acrimonious and hallmarked by court challenges back and forth.  The bus service has been disrupted several times since 2015 with the operator not receiving diesel from its supplier due to alleged financial issues.

  • Read this report by Jeff Wicks and Yasantha Naidoo in full at Timeslive

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