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A Re YengPretoria News reports that A Re Yeng bus commuters in Mamelodi on Monday voiced their unhappiness with the withdrawal of the service, saying “it took food off their tables”.  

The bus service was halted indefinitely last Thursday, leaving commuters scrambling for other public transport and dealing with the strain on their pockets.  Commuter Kitso Maimane said the cost of alternative transport was becoming a big financial burden, especially because she had just reloaded her monthly ticket when the service was stopped.  She expressed worry about reimbursement.  MMC for Roads and Transport Sheila Lynn Senkugube said the removal of the buses from service was the result of a dispute caused by the Mamelodi taxi associations, which wanted A Re Yeng operator Tshwane Rapid Transit to increase prices with them to R18.  The chief executive of the Tshwane Rapid Transit, Sam Matebane, said they took the decision to pull buses off the route after careful consideration and consultations with key stakeholders.  This was after there had been a series of threats of vandalism by some members of the community demanding the provision of additional buses.

  • Read the full original report by Sakhile Ndlazi at Pretoria News

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