The African Unite Borders freight bus association has threatened mass action if their concerns are not addressed within the next 14 days.
Members of the association marched to the union buildings in Pretoria to deliver a memorandum of grievances to President Cyril Ramaphosa’s office.
The association says it wants to expose corruption in the Johannesburg Central Business District transport network. It says that nothing has been done about the illegal parking of buses in the city, from where passengers are transported to various countries in Africa.
African Unite Borders Truckers Association spokesperson Mukwati Phumudzo says: “We are just going to give the president’s office 14 working days to respond. If we don’t, we will shut down the country. And then we want to hand it over to the People’s Guard until the Minister of Transport is removed.”
Truck drivers in the Free State say they are worried about the crime wave in Venterburgh. A number of suspects were arrested in February.
Truck drivers are concerned about the high level of crime: