Breakdown: 12-hour wait for bus backup

2008-12-16 00:00

SA Roadlink passengers were stranded for hours near Ixopo yesterday after their bus broke down on the way to the Eastern Cape from Johannesburg. According to passengers, the breakdown happened at 5 am and passengers were stranded on the road for at least 12 hours.

A passenger who called The Witness at about 5 pm said passengers had no food or water.

SA Roadlink spokesman Herman Steyn confirmed the breakdown, but said a relief bus was sent.

“However, there were problems with traffic officials there … Obviously there has been a clampdown on our buses countrywide [after the accident yesterday].”

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