Johannesburg’s Metrobusses are operating as normal on Thursday morning following a commuter protest at Gandhi Square in the CBD.
On Wednesday, commuters blocked the roads in and out of the square, preventing busses from leaving and coming in to transport passengers.
Among their grievances were the shortage of busses and the dilapidated condition of some of the vehicles. Seventy percent of Metrobus services were affected by the protest.
Johannesburg Metro police spokesperson Wayne Minaar says, “There was a protest at Ghandi Square Wednesday due to changing of schedules of busses and commuters have protested blocked busses. But the situation is calm this morning and the busses are on time and moving and the situation is normal.”
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